Gore Tech – Geist Fibre [Ohm Resistance]

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Known to the hard drum & bass, metal and experimental crowd on such imprints as Metalblade, Peace Off, Ad Noiseam, Sonic Terror, PRSPCT, and many more – Gore Tech comes correct with his 2019 contribution to the dark family of Ohm Resistance with another full length player – Geist Fibre.

Revealing Black Sun as the opening track, grimey stabbing bass is accompanied by deep ‘breathing’ as the intro drones through, as if we’re waiting for a drop – to where each moment draws us down further into the abyss of some dramatic story of struggle. Hunter brings the old techstep vibes. Easily reminded of dark steppers by Ed Rush, Nico and Trace, Gore Tech directs the dancefloor with deep doses of old school neuro funk — as each layer builds the tune’s complexity. This tune has so much quality, that it’s absolutely deserving of that full play through. Badlock flips the script into half-time, with the break coming within an instant. Robots smash the room to oblivion, and cast their spell on an unsuspecting crowd where only dance floor mayhem can ensue alongside this filth. Division brings the dance in a supersonic way — a masterpiece. If a track could induce a circle mosh pit, this is it. Widow System‘s chilling Portishead-like vocals in the background will induce the maniacs into a body-banging frenzy as the tempo is cut in half. Gnarly and catchy, If Gore Tech hasn’t hooked you yet, you might as well declare yourself clinically insane.

Pathogen Slumber stands out as a favorite – dreaming up similarities to Amon Tobin, Prodigy. Atari Teenage Riot, and Aphex. Twin. old school style-breakbeat formula will wreck the place once this hits the system. Proximity Shift carries that old school horn sample to the heavens. After a slight build, Gore Tech drops the hard nu neuro sound. Brain-smashing and forward driven, spiritual bass heads might appreciate the prayer to Shiva – Om Triyambakam Yajamahe. War-ware tips the album with some acid and hardcore. Why am I reminded of Miss Kittin & The Hacker before the hard techno drop? This one’s cheeky! And what album would be complete without some breakcore? Net Gene Terminal is a delight to those who are absolutely addicted to amens, drum breaks, and choppage. Krumble and Bong-Ra should get a load of this one. Definitely makes my head spin.

Worn out yet? Our apologies because some Thermoptics are next on the menu. Right when you’re thinking it’s safe to rest, the smooth glide of the intro explodes sporadically into gabber kicks leading into electro-infused drum & bass, with a psychotic arsenal of drum switch-ups. Perfect prime time tune. Ghostcode is a choppy minimal number that gets the job done. Not bad for a breather after the previous wreaked havoc on your brain cells. And finally, our last in the series – Dawn Marker. Blissfully drawn out as if the perfect outro. It’s” the Omega to Black Sun’s Alpha. The devices are powering down now. This is the end of the Gore Tech Experience, and we… are… mindblown.

Rating: 11/10

Link up with Gore Tech and Ohm Resistance –
https://ohmresistance.bandcamp.com/album/geist-fibre
Gore Tech Official
Gore Tech SoundCloud

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A junglist before he even knew what 'jungle' was, Bhagavate Zero was instantly hooked onto the sound of rave around the age of 10 while dancing around to artists like 2 Unlimited, 2 Bad Mice, Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era, Cosmo & Dibs, and so many more. As radio play changed, so did his tastes. As 1999 came around though, BZ was slayed by the sounds of AK1200, Dieselboy, Dara, Ganja Kru and DJ Rap, which later turned into an obsession with amen breaks and techstep. With published works hosted by Dogs On Acid, Rinse Mag, and Bassline Magazine; while also writing for the likes of Disturbed Recordings, Guerilla, Blu Saphir, Killing Sheep, Influenza Media, Sublunary Artist Management, and N2O – Bhagavate Zero (then known as Sykophiend) dove into the performance art of DJing, opening for Omar Santana in 2005 at Headstrong 5 (noteworthy part of that set – a mosh pit of epic proportions to Audio & Mackie's remix of Master of Puppets). Known for a wicked selection of mostly 1993-2005 music, he would then go on to play all over California. This headbanging, slam-dancing, screaming maniac will stop at nothing to get a crowd going. Now in 2016, he is a staple writer for Best Drum & Bass Blog, and is focusing on DJ gigs and original production material.

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