Review: Lo-fi, old-school style techno bangers in the same ballpark as 2MR or Flexxseal here by debutante Dylan Cameron out of Austin TX. He's found a fitting home here at Texas Recordings Underground - the Dallas based label releasing top jams in recent times by local legends such as Convextion and Bill Converse. The Purgatory EP features four truly hellbound cuts and "Dark Sorcerer" sets the scene in frightful fashion indeed. B side cut "Trojan Horse" is the true winner on this EP: a serious acid flashback full of wobbly Cybersonik styled basslines and reversed 909 bang and clatter. It truly reeks of the Packard Plant circa '94. "Lost Souls" and "Celsius" however are the EP's more functional cuts, providing some groove oriented yet austere 'heads down' perspectives for the dancefloor. Tip!
Review: Mirror Box is the solo analog synth project of Dallas musician Sean Kirkpatrick. With an extensive resume that includes keyboard duties for Kill Rock Stars' 00s noise rock band The Paper Chase as well as his concurrent projects, dark post-punk-synth-rockers Nervous Curtains and darkwave duo Little Beards, Mirror Box is Kirkpatrick's first foray into the purely electronic realm. Blending together elements of Giallo moodiness, dub texture, techno propulsion, a passing nod to your favorite wave music, and a flare for the kosmiche, Mirror Box' debut release, Minimal Compliance EP, is a tour de force of the veteran musician's exploration of a wide range of influences and experience.