TX Connect :: Untimely Emotions (Computer Controlled)

Untimely Emotions builds on the sounds TX Connect explored on Replacing Memories; toughened tracks of menacing mechanics and sinister stabbing synth.

TX Connect :: Untimely Emotions (Computer Controlled)

TX Connect, Gavin Gurthrie, is building up a head of steam. True, the Texan has never really faded from the scene but following releases on Lower Parts and Hornwax it’s fair to say that this is turning into a decent twelve month period. The latest, Untimely Emotions, comes care of Belfast’s Computer Controlled and the label restating what it had said with Mark Forshaw and Chris Moss Acid.

The style being pursued is not as intense a work of chopping electronics as previous 12”s, well the opening tracks aren’t. “Breaking” is a submerged piece of house, almost dubby in its attire. Squawk and a firm beat lend this slower number to a bit of a pitch lift. A sturdy and solid start. “Crystal Clear” is a darker affair, its echoed scales almost having a lilt of electro to them. And things get even darker on the flip. “Durable Chin” blurs basslines, squashing them into thick and viscous sleaze. Claps add no decency to this debauched back alley liaison. The streets are the den of the final encounter. “Not Here,” with its oil streaked acid lines, sneers and glares; the prime ingredient being malice and intent.

Untimely Emotions builds on the sounds TX Connect explored on Replacing Memories; toughened tracks of menacing mechanics and sinister stabbing synth. But amidst the blackness are brighter moments, the A-Side showing a glimpse of something lighter from this US artist.

Untimely Emotions is available on Computer Controlled.

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