Lakker's Eomac increases his solo profile in 2013 following releases on Killekill and Code Is Law with a quite distinct and appropriately out there 12" for Will Bankhead's seemingly tireless label The Trilogy Tapes. It's not the most obvious of pairings but TTT has never been about taking the obvious route and Hither, Pappy (a play on AFX's Come To Daddy) is at times up there with the label's hairiest releases this year. This is most apparent on the title track that barely keeps to a discernible beat pattern amidst all manner of garbled vocal samples, with McDonnell displaying a rhythmic freneticism that's as impressive as his willingness to veer into full on distortion. Both "Husk" and "Tunnel" remain closer to traditional notions of techno, though the former's restrained droning is somewhat overshadowed by the latter's apparent threats of total sonic meltdown (try playing this one at your Halloween DJ gig and see what happens) After all this, McDonnell then takes a left turn into a moment of fragile, sampled beauty in "I Love You, I Miss You" which is the kind of production a Pitchfork staffer would wet themselves over if it was on Tri-Angle Records.
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