Yeah, one of the best albums ever! The quality of this release is just above and beyond any standards. The outstanding success of this release lies in the way how all the essence of their work as a whole has been concentrated and brought forward to the masses in such supreme brilliancy. Surely, putting their point across. Unmissable!
Absolutelly brilliant release from the remorseless duo Karl O' Connor and Peter Sutton. Not much can be said here and make it seem like justice is being done to the music. If you're a fan of the whole Downwards mono sound - then this is a stop you'd want to get off at. One of the best outputs in that niche I have ever heard, with hypnotizing, rough and rugged techno forcing you into submission as crunchy tidal waves unload themselves out of your speakers head and shoulders above you!
Stays neatly withing the boundries of the techno genre, but that's the whole point. This is how I love my techno to sound; fat, loud, crispy and percussive. All tracks are marvellous, but Let Them Bleed, the quintisential classic Guiltless and the closing number, Session One, with amazing development and a superb melody kicking in halfway through the track, all deserve a special mention. At certain points during the album, some tracks are separated by short intermissions consisting of short outbursts of static, eery and sharp classic instruments and darkish tones crawling in the background. It only helps create an overall "grey" atmosphere of the album. My only problem is that it's only 53 minutes long, as I could go on listening to techno music this good over two fully loaded compact discs straight. A clean and well deserved 5/5.
This is a very essential release for the Birmingham lovers, Karl O'Connor aka Regis and Peter Sutton aka Female team up to deliver a stompin' album. A very strong one with killer tracks like 'Meat' and the famous 'Guiltless'. The album has a light mixed edge because all tracks flow into each other. The short tracks (1, 3, 7) are a kind of industrial ambient with dark and mysterious sounds. Track 10 is an extra track according to the CD inlay, it was part of a Live PA of the 'Hostage' project (also a project between Karl and Peter).
Sound quality is perfect, ambient and stompin' kicks are just wonderfull on this album. Quality mastering.