Release Title: Merchant Of Salt
Label:: Sandwell District
Mp3 Download Source: WEB
Bitrate: 320 kbps avg / 44.1KHz / Full Stereo
Digital Released: 2011
1. Shepherd’s Brine
The mysterious entity regarded simply as Rrose returns to the Sandwell District collective with two further examples of burrowing techno on Merchant Of Salt, which is possibly the label’s most immediately gratifying release to date. Lead track “Shepherd’s Brine” gravitates expertly into rhythmic life from the acidic fluid moments of the opening bars, building with intoxicating ease towards a mid point tunnelling groove that’s lent no small degree of spectral wonder by the deep set vocal waves. Proceedings plunge further into the foggy recesses of uncompromising, mordant rhythm on the wholly visceral, gut wrenching exercise in sound sculpture that is “Waterfall”. Mere sound clips don’t really do the laser guided menace inherent in this track justice.