A14-03: Pessimist – Balaklava

The third release on Blackest Ever Black’s A14 series is a 12″ by Ruffhouse member Pessimist. Balaklava bridges icy drum’n’bass minimalism and sub-aquatic dub-techno meet, offering a perfect alignment of stripped, shadow-boxer drums, swooping drones and earth-shaking subs, with a thin layer of crackle and masterful use of silence…..you can hear the influence of Chain Reaction outliers, Source Direct, even early dark garage in there….but this is pure futurist blend. More information here.