Pun­ish, Honey Tri An­gle ★★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - CHRIS JONES

Bris­tol pro­ducer Se­bas­tian Gains­bor­ough is al­ready re­spon­si­ble for one of the ex­cel­lent Tri An­gle flag­ship re­leases in his 2012 de­but al­bum, Or­der of Noise, a murky ex­plo­ration of claus­tro­pho­bic dub techno and trippy synth pat­terns. Pun­ish, Honey is sim­i­larly in­scrutable and even more un­com­pro­mis­ing. The dub in­flu­ence has all but van­ished, and in its place the ghost of in­dus­trial mu­sic hangs heavy, with in-the-red dis­tor­tion and bru­tal­ist drum sounds. You won’t, with the odd ex­cep­tion, feel like danc­ing, but this is elec­tronic mu­sic with the power and at­ti­tude to make all else sound puny by com­par­i­son. The in­ter­weav­ing synth lines on Red Sex buzz malev­o­lently; Euoi bangs and clat­ters with aw­ful in­tent; and An­ima is a mag­nif­i­cent seven min­utes of slo-mo techno a la Andy Stott. It’s pun­ish­ing and suf­fo­cat­ing, yes, but very sweet.

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