XXX :: Noorder Scannen (Poverty Is Violence)

Percussion bends into bars, thump hammered into spiking synth as XXX pours hot oil on his choking sounds.

XXX :: Noorder Scannen (Poverty Is Violence)

Poverty Is Violence bellowed into existence with the no-nonsense, punch you in the throat, sound of Drvg Culture. It seems that this Berlin/London enterprise is set to continue in the same venomous vein, his time the offering is from the mysterious XXX.

Track titles give away quite a bit about the style being pursued. “Don’t Get Fat,” “Got Your Mother,” “Don’t Fuck Up”—coarse and crude. But that might be an over simplification. Drums are central, dirtied, decayed and distorted. In the shadows of these crumbling rhythmic columns lie XXX’s mutated melodies. Basslines are battered, bruised, as keys are stretched and torn. Claps are steroid fed, muscled into unrecognizable proportions. Hi-hats are given the same keratin treatment. Even when a touch of lightness enters, as in the synthelines of “Don’t Stop,” they are quickly blackened by knob jerking and fear. “Got Your Sister” is the most fear provoking of the 12”. Percussion bends into bars, thump hammered into spiking synth as XXX pours hot oil on his choking sounds.

Poverty Is Violence’s first audio statement was a grizzly one, this one is even more so. Noorder Scannen is soaked in gore and pain, a 12″ from an unknown artist likely raised on a diet of red meat and slasher movies. Play with caution.

Noorder Scannen is available on Poverty Violence.

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