ABOUT THIS ITEM
Like Pinch & Shackleton's current self-titled album, this new 12" offering, also on Honest Jon's, provides more low-end thrills and expansive atmospherics. On "Boracay Drift" a pulverising, apocalyptic opening gives way to a menacing bass excursion, expertly putting on the frighteners dubwise, before dissolving ambiguously into the amazing, extended vocal treatment - a thread of eerie, garbled sublimity, like a kind of black-magic plainsong. On the flip Morphosis' (Morphine, Delsin, M>O>S) epic remix is more spaced and spooked - the dread of the original version in check - but still body-rocking and driving out of its silences. B-boy rimshots, a rough snare, a thumping kick-drum and spare bass are layered with emotive synths and brilliant effects, as Shackleton's dream liturgy unfolds in its full, twisted glory. Magnificent work by Lebansese man Rabih Beaini.