[Mnus49] Ambivalent - Ruok (EP)

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[Mnus49] Ambivalent - Ruok (EP)

Post by soapz » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:00 pm

RUOK? RUOK? Everyone’s been there at one time or another but no one’s documented it quite so explicitly as AMBIVALENT (AKA KEVIN MCHUGH) on his first release for Minus. Set against a stripped down groove, you can almost feel the back of your eyeballs start to sweat, as the pitched down vocals of the title track narrate an all too familiar tale of late night over-indulgence (also included in acappella form). The whip-crack snare struggles to contain a sliding, elastic bassline and a fuzzy synth line infiltrates the proceedings like a wasp that’s somehow got trapped inside your head. The vocals grow increasingly demented in the breakdown before the subsequent return really cranks it up a notch. The hi hats double up and the subsonic toms pound the life out of the soundsystem right through to the end of the track. Just remember kids, don’t accept sweets from strangers.The B side kicks of with Indecision. Actually there’s nothing indecisive about this track as we get straight to the point once again with a silky smooth bass riff, some cool rhythmic interplay and a sultry hookline that’s guaranteed to get those hips gyrating. As the track starts peaking, a hypnotic drone emerges from the inky blackness like a red-hot neon beacon. It’s all the track needs to start spinning out, as Ambivalent skillfully punctuates the groove with subtle flips, reverses and breaks. What’s more, to close out the vinyl selection Nugget comes complete with an acid tinged, modulating hook line that will twist and seduce hungry minds in equal measures. As with all Minus EPs there’s a cold logic running through this body of work that may not be immediately apparent by just dropping the needle casually on ! each track. It’s a collection that demands detailed consideration and will no doubt make a timeless companion for any DJ

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Post by soapz » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:01 pm

Love Indecision :D

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Post by Medik » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:13 pm

r u ok is a bomb

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Post by primevil » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:33 pm

Indecision RULES! Great EP!

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Post by lostinmusiq » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:47 pm

love it ...

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Post by Mark O » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:02 pm

Really nice music, great release.

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Post by df » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:13 pm

finally!!!! bombs away!!!!

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Post by betzy » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:42 pm

love and play everything from this guy, acapella is a useful tool too trust me :D

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