Friday, 12 December 2014
Best Albums of 2014: 8. Endgame - Ital (Planet Mu)
No knob-twiddler in the world consistently fascinates like this Brooklyn-based producer and this year Ital produced his most consistently thrilling work. If Endgame places an emphasis on audience discomfort, it's of the kind that can only do you good as repeated listenings lead to the discovery of a strange sensory department where pain and pleasure meld into one and then simply become redundant terms. Techno meets psychedelia and, if you think that particular avenue has been explored enough, cock an ear to this and think again.