Summer might be on its way but we felt things were getting just a little too ‘nice’ over at X-Kalay HQ. There’s been bare palm tree emojis flying around for time now and not enough hammers, sickles, cheap fags and Adidas tracksuits mate.
Next up for XK008 we present mysterious Russian newcomer, Diego Tierres and his Solar Winds EP. Based in St Petersburg he’s served us up four of the toughest warehouse burners you’re likely to hear this side of the iron curtain. Proper raw material; this is straight out the furnace, blow your doors off, no prisoners shit.
Sequenced on an enviable collection of Roland rhythm boxes, Casio synthesizers and shot to pieces Tascam recorders there isn’t a computer within a 10 mile radius of Diego Tierres’ gaff. Tracks overdubbed to within an inch of their lives, smoke pouring out the Mackie; total carnage ensues in the Leningrad bunker.
Layers of weirded out sputnik sci-fi melodies drift over blown out drums and gnarled basslines. Reminiscent of the windy city circa “92 but with a notably more menacing edge… These are obnoxious, tape driven machine jams for the disenchanted, pressed up onto heavy 180g fresh black wax - play em loud and take cover.