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Below The Radar 12

Track 12


from the release Rave002

Artist statement:

"Rider" is taken from the second release on The Death Of Rave imprint, a four-track 12" from Powell, and follows Mark Leckey's soundtrack to his 1999 video installation, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore. Wire contributor Rory Gibb described the track thus: ". . . A cavernous kickdrum-led shuffle buoyed by pulsating low-end and static that percolates like bubbles through sparkling liquid, it's scarred by a single scratchy guitar that carves oblique hieroglyphics into its surface. Resolution and escape from its endless monotone stomp are only provided by occasional lapses down an energy level into terse stasis while, forced almost cartoonishly into the foreground, a voice declares puckishly that 'I walk with a zombie!'. As single line statements of intent go, it's hard to imagine one more fitting."