Hornet GreenMp3s & jpegs
Pinkman boss Marsman lines up the next 12" on his Charlois imprint and in doing so welcomes back good friend and label inaugurator Dollkraut. Having steadily released a collection of extolled records, the idiosyncratic Dutchman remains in search of ancient mysteries and follows up The Gym LP 'Schimanski's Black Lullabies' for with another varied cut - this one brimming with grubby percussion, vocoder tones and faint yet compelling homages to the traditional music of Mexico and Spain. 'Mastermaster' kicks things off and drives a shifting sequence through a lo-fi break, plodding piano notes and a clipped, lively vocal hook before 'Bruce Wayne' melds spring reverb and squelching flangers to treat guitar riffs and more 80's drums. Eerily wobbling synths shimmer over head before 'Hornet Green' drives a sprung kick under tense, soundtrack synth tones and a sandy shuffle as a cinematic pursuit is rendered. 'Valium' then sets sultry vocals floating through more hazy drum breaks and softly shifting chords. Rhythmic variation and more vintage effects wade in and round off off a refreshing package of rich and intriguing gems and another fine addition to the Charlois series.