Polygon / Mad EP
"Deselect MindBox / Mavoo's 3rd Day of 2nd
Grade" split EP
Genres: techno, hardcore techno
20-479 Ainslie St.
R3J 3A1 Canada
Jun 16 - 22 2003
you wait. One day, Abstract Polygon is going to be a
internationally renowned electronic artist and Mad EP is going
to be held amongst the modern techno greats like Venetian Snares
and Kid 606. If this split EP, the debut release for
the new Canadian (yay!) Tribal Treble label, is anything to go by,
then we've got a lot to look forward to in the future.
First off we've got eight tracks by Abstract Polygon, which
range from slower material to more hardcore stuff. Gems like the
cracked jazz of "Naughty Scatterplot" (think Peshay)
and the slippery hardcore of "Microdot" are enough to
appease any techno fan. Add to that the simplistically powerful
"Snaer" and you've got yourself one of the best debut techno
EPs in recent history.
By now you should already be willing to shell out the ten bucks for
the eight tracks Abstract Polygon offers -- but wait, there's
more! This is a split EP, remember? As if the first
eight tracks weren't enough to quench your thirst for beats, Mad EP
takes us the rest of the way with ten slabs of violated hardcore, just
the way you like it.
A classical cellist of 14 years (check out his contribution to Venetian
Snares' "Stamina"), Mad EP's ten tracks prove
that his musical talents aren't cello-specific, because man can he
spin off some pure insanity. Take a look at "Rumble Bun
Bounce," which cuts up a bunch of assorted sound clips (can you
spot the South Park clip?), adds rhythm, and results in a dose of
fried techno mayhem. Meanwhile, "Asphyxiated
Dancer" is a funky bit of danceable electronica, and the remix of
"Wasted Time" is pure Kid 606-style hardcore cut-up
Flat out, this is a delicious couple of EPs available on one 70 minute
plus CD. If you're up for some new, cutting-edge techno, then
give this a try. Heck, even if you aren't, give this a
try. Tribal Treble, what's next?
18 songs, distributed by Wrecked, released 2003]