Richard Turner ‎– Utility Plastics Vol. 15

Utility Plastics ‎– UTL 15
Vinyl, 12"


A Untitled
B1 Untitled
B2 Untitled



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March 31, 2011
By a landslide the darkest, most malevolent and mechanical Utility Plastics 12" I have heard. Sounds like a joint collaboration between Regis and Ian J. Richardson kicking it on an amphetamine somnolence, if that was to ever exist.
The A side is furious and potent enough on its own that I know no possible reason why I'd ever want to make that move and turn the vinyl over. Phew, speaking of composing that judgment day soundtrack.
As if that wasn't enough already, the B side has more of that opaque ear candy, bass line avalanche type techno that sits right up there with O/V's "Killing european sons" vinyl, the epochal "Penetration" by Regis or the polar night like "Lord of darkness" by Thomas Krome. Well executed monotonous rhythms and dense minimal textures with crazy loud percussion drops, and accompanying effects that are guaranteed to send dancers home torn to pieces in improvised body bags.
Overwhelming techno joy. The emperor's new clothes. My two pennies on the table, this stellar three tracker is the epiphany of high quality tool material for the ones with a stalwart heart and an aorta capable of dealing with the hard-hitting, leathery stuff some of us so much adore. If you like this, try the UTL 13 and UTL 9 releases, as well as stuff released on ZET, or Inigo Kennedy's own Instillation imprint - there's plenty of that proper UK madness found there as well!