Some records you check your bank balance before you buy, some you check your balance balance afterwards. This new from Anunaku (TVSI) brings the heat.
According to Whities’ own blurb, the productions on the EP follow on from Anunaku’s recent debut album, which was similarly inspired by drums and instruments from around the world. (‘Hossam’ from said album did the rounds big style).
After a couple of avant-wave type releases, this sees Whities back at it with the dancefloor killers. The opening track ‘Temples’ is reminiscent of the seething rage of 90s DnB (see ‘Shadowboxing‘). The heavens crack open to allow through a sub-bass which demands attention and a super-tight break loop. Sounds like it should sound track an arcade game about fighting Aztec gods.
‘Forgotten Tales’ meanwhile, is a pouncing number with swinging snares for energy and a lovely set of toms. Not quite so menacing as the A1, but could certainly keep a dancefloor intact with the melody giving a little bit of euphoric respite too. These two are all we get from Anunaku for now, with ‘Bronze Age’ awaiting release in a couple of weeks’ time.