Review: At long last. While world events have left his last certy gold bangers like "Rikers", "Jungle Kitchen" and "Dyrge" seem like they're now from a whole other age, the enigmatic Commodo returns with more essential dark dreams. Each cut hits with that uneasy sense of mystique and soul; "Loan Shark" flings out strange but strong rays of light so it can skulk along in its own deep shadows, "Contraband" lures us deeper into the shadows with a fantastical narrative. Part Orient, part theatrical, there's a power in these unhurried, restrained hooks. Finally the heavier piece of the set; "Hot Pursuit". Much more brazen in its kicks and scattered industrial percussion shots, there's an off-grid funk rumbling away here and a western guitar twang strong enough to have you demanding duels with your nearest and dearest.
Review: Perez reveals his shadowy 140 underbelly and once again knocks our heads clear off. Tapping back into that classic late 2000s deep space droney immersion vibe, each cut wounds with signature 1985 heaviness. "Last Rites" is all prang and high voltage bass fangs, "Deep Six" plunges us deep into the sub abyss, "Spooked" takes us for a slo-mo skank in the cemetery before "Melodrama" subverts dubstep's UKG influences in suitably swampy style. Rite on.