Super Mantis Part 1.
by   Scorn
GENRE : Beats & Breaks
2008-05-01   |   COMBAT16   |   Combat Recordings
Release Notes
"Persuading Mick 'Scorn' Harris to release on Combat is testament to the respect the label enjoys – and the isolationist producer rises to the task at hand. Slow, black viscous rhythms flow in time to Joy Division-style staccato drums and eerie FX. The Blackmass Plastics remix turns up the intensity levels, delivering harder beats and rave sirens, but as Scorn proves, sometimes being less vocal is more effective. 4/5 Richard Brophy, DJ Mag" "When I hear some people like Loefah, I hear Scorn or echoes of what we were doing in Techno Animal and that's not to criticise him, it's not criticism, it's just coincidence. " – The Bug Combat is very proud to announce the first in Combat's Scorn series featuring tracks from the man himself, and remixes from the label's crew who are huge fans. Having mentally and sonically assaulted the recent Bloc Festival and on Mary Anne Hobb's Experimental show feature, Mick has kept up a steady release schedule with an album on Ohm Resistance / Ad Noiseum, new work under his Lull guise with KArl O'Connor (Regis) and several dancefloor-focused singles and remixes on the way from Combat. Scorn continues to raise the bar for darkside bass-warriors everywhere. A > [ Super Mantis original version ] With an opening bass-riff that killed the soundsystem dead (!) at the Electrode session in Manchester, Super Mantis continues the Scorn tendency of reconstructing community-based music styles such as dub & hip-hop through a hellish, post-apocalyptic, isolationist perspective and headspace that's all his own. Marching, colossal beats rise up and smash back down again amid 10-mile-deep basslines, subtly infused with a creeping feeling of slow, impending doom. B > [ Super Mantis – Blackmass Plastics remix ] First up on the remix treatment is Thorn Industries boss Blackmass Plastics. Keeping Scorn's thunderous kickdrums and suffocating bass intact, he applies the science of fierce, rolling breaks and old hardcore fury to the original elements and reworks the lumbering giant into a monster in full sprint, not unlike the chopped dancefloor bass'n'breakage of Rag and Bone Records or early Vex'd. There's been a buzz among Scorn fans and some of the dubstep community alike for this release since it was announced in April this year. Whether Super Mantis falls within the fickle definition of "dubstep" or not should be irrelevant to genuine fans of music, although it's bass-heavy, militant, self-assured intensity mixes well with the output of artists like The Bug, Vex'd, Milanese, Distance, Tes la Rok, Komonazmuk & White Boi, Loefah, Threnody and Shackleton.
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Full length : 11:27 / 2 Tracks / 320Kbps MP3
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