It’s been four long years since anything has surfaced from Headhunter, the last being 2011’s ‘Clone’ on the Bristol based Black Box imprint. But label-by-way-of-online blog, TRUSIK has secured two sought-after dubs from the man himself.
In our first ever vinyl release, TRUSIK has collected ‘Parallels’ and ‘Stand Alone’ in a super limited 300 pressing with appropriately techno-infused psychedelic artwork from our long time collaborator Leftanderson.
‘Parallels’ is a building technoid monster that is armed with pistoning sub-bass dives as acidic 909s percolate through the cryo-mist atmospherics of a long derelict space ship that stills sends out a distress beacon. Quicksilver percussion ratchets up the tension as Headhunter tastefully affixes Tubby-esque fx to the proceedings.
On the flip ‘Stand Alone’ is a strident roller with VHS-ripped kung-fu samples ala Horsepower Productions and an even more paranoid perc workout that features filtered amen-breaks, meditative conga patters and rapid fire hi-hat gun fire. A TR-909 menaces at the edges, watching for an opportune moment to strike only to be subsumed by the enveloping, spectral aeriforms.
Both are sure-fire floor killers and a magnificent return to form that made Headhunter the king of dubstep in the first place.