Music is Love s sister label MIL returns quickly returns after the dark and edgy Warning EP by kastil and the tougher sound seems to have stuck around in this their 7th release. Muscle House sees young Irishman Chris Hanna step to the plate with his very own brand of tough synth driven electronic music. Having just released on ejeca s own imprint this is a name you ll be hearing more of. Opening the ep is DRONE, a rough distorted track that is narrated by the constant synth buzzing above the heavy groove laid down by hanna, Peak time madness. A2. Finds chris track THE COLONEL, another furiously paced peak time track laced with a seriously evy sequenced based line straight outta Detroit.
Flip the record and on B1 we have the title track of the ep MUSCLE HOUSE, an acid tinged roller with hats that sharp they could cut the devil himself. The final track on this impressive 4 tracker is mysterious yet beautiful UM9. Hanna really out does himself on finding the balance and beauty between emotive content and harsh electronics here, almost like a trancelike dream, breaking and building, pushing and pulling yet wanting more and more.
In such heavyily synth ladened territory sometimes the percussion can usually take a step back but this is never the case with the Muscle House ep, the quality of the sonics produced are as admirable as the groove and intent on them. [txt from ]