POINT B

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Sui­cide Beauty Spot

Com­bat Record­ings

Given that it spe­cialises in mil­i­tant bass mu­sic, Com­bat is not the most ob­vi­ous place for Richard Bul­ti­tude (aka Point B) to release his de­but al­bum. The vis­ceral, lurch­ing

Min­er­als is the only con­nec­tion to the la­bel’s usual dance floor out­put, but Bul­ti­tude clearly en­joys mix­ing and match­ing styles, nu­ances and, at times, seem­ingly in­com­pat­i­ble sources. This is au­di­ble on

Weight­less, where a men­ac­ing, wob­bly bass and cut-up rhythms pro­vide the back­drop for an un­ex­pected, breath­less vo­cal sam­ple. Fur­ther Thoughts on Move­ment sees Bul­ti­tude op­er­ate in an un­de­fined space be­tween a jumpy two-step groove and aus­tere elec­tro fu­tur­ism. If the In­dian vo­cals and sum­mery groove of Can­dour is ever re­leased as a sin­gle, it may give Com­bat its first cross­over hit, an un­think­able con­cept for the la­bel be­fore this al­bum. www.com­bat­record­ings.com RICHARD BRO­PHY

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