Shifted’s Avian Records (Mannerfelt, The Empire Line) drop another set from the illusive Swedish duo SHXCXCHCXSH. The group’s confrontational name and track titles set the scene nicely for SHULULULU. Across these five tracks SHXCXCHCXSH serve up a brand of techno so twisted that it often devolves into sound art. Only the title track, with its warped body groove, could conceivably be posited as a club affair. Elsewhere the group lacerate their beats and synths in order to come up with a sort of industrial IDM style. Occasionally moments of mournful beauty surface from the muck - see the frosty chords at the end of ‘SHUNUNUNU’.
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