UNTHANK005

by Booshank

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The good ship Juno traverses the Firecracker galaxy and lands once more in the spacious Unthank region with more down under cross genre pollinations. Last year's Inskwel induction was a noted highlight in the small but perfectly formed Unthank catalogue, but this fifth edition from the unheralded Booshank might just match it. Shout outs to House of Traps for the silk screen two colour sleeve that houses this clear vinyl 10" from Booshank (who sources tell us is something of a scene staple over in Melbourne) Loose gargling acid of the deranged kind characterises lead track "Single Dutch" whilst on the flip "Interstate" has that psychedelic, cosmic vibe that Max D does so well. Booshank's disregard for kick drum politics is demonstrated with aplomb on "Secret Life" a simmering concoction of bristling textures which explodes into a charge of drums with the kind of glee that's almost sexual. (Juno)

**Edition of 500 clear vinyl housed in silkscreened custom 78rpm style jacket and poly sleeve** Firecracker's boutique subling, Unthank gets cosmic freaky with three tracks from the mysterious Booshank. Frontside is a side-winding, acidic house treat following in a style from Vakula and recent Hieroglyphic Being trips with psychedelic organ, chiming synth washes and rippling jak-beat tribalism. The flipside gives up two stranger cosmic experiments, one tapping out a swinging morse pulse reminding of Ra.H, and the other on an interstellar house tip. (Boomkat)

The latest emission from Firecracker sub-galaxy Unthank contains three tracks of wigged-out techno soul from the mysterious Booshank. "Single Dutch" kicks things off with a hefty, subby kick drum, technicoloured arps and a big reverberated acid line. Not a million miles from the LIES / Future Times sound but kinda more tropical flavoured, less lo-fi and with excessive synth work. "Interstate" on the flip is slow and cosmic; again a weighty kick drum pins everything down while a fluttering single synth line opening our ears up to the galaxy. Finally "Secret Life" concludes the set - a narcotic rainbow of glorious, druggy synth action. One of those none-kick drum tracks (for the first three quarters) which just bubbles and simmers beautifully. Perfect for sweeping spot lights across the dancefloor come 4AM and getting everyone worked up into a sweaty, euphoric mess before the drums come charging in at the very end. Wonderful stuff. (Piccadilly)

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released March 20, 2013

All tracks written and produced by Paul Graham

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