Bass Kittens – Click Death / Pretension

by on April 27, 2011 in releases

Back when I was playing 100% vinyl sets Bass Kittens were always in my record box specifically their MFS_Root EP from ’04 on the awesome, but sadly now defunct label [k]rack-troni[k]. Aside from the fact writing this post has reminded me I really need to dig out and digitize my 12″ copy of MFS_Root, I’m quite the giddy child to see fresh Bass Kittens thundering out the stockade let alone hearing it.

What we’ve got are 4 fresh cuts from Jon Drukman known to us out there in the electrosphere as Bass Kittens. Released on his own imprint Pretension Records (which he co-runs with Justin Maxwell aka Volsoc) this is some mighty sound flexing.

The title track, Click Death kicks things off with a suitably spacey scifi build into a rolling acid infused bassy electro number. It’s got the sound of a classic track, loved for years vibe to it. Cracking Up takes things into rougher territory but retains that classic underlying electrobass feel to proceeding, but when that bass kicks in, it kicks in. Described by Pretension as like a rusty car crusher making sweet sweet love to a drum machine. Penultimate track Hard Corpse is an acidic synth ride with some great incidental drum work, the main bassline is aching to be rinsed on a large system. Finally we reach the 4th track of the 4; You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore. The wettest acid of the 4, with bass rich beats which bounce off the walls. Again, Jon works in the classic electro drum sounds but then wow. When that main synth kicks in, this is dark dystopian territory, the sort I love.

Bass Kittens – Click Death
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Bass Kittens – Click Death
Bass Kittens – Cracking Up
Bass Kittens – Hard Corpse
Bass Kittens – You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore
cat: PT017