Pessimist & Karim Maas
Pessimist links with longtime associate Karim Maas for twelve untitled, interconnected tracks of paranoid, dub-fissured hip-hop and voidal techno pressure. Forget dnb
this is a downer than downtempo excursion, deep and dread, heavy as a jeep parked on your chest, with low-slung, blunted breakbeats and weapons-grade sub-bass caught up in whirlpools of dissolve and decay and baleful, insinuating drone...yeah at times it feels less like a record and more like a bona fide AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT. Intricate, elegant, its chillin-with-the-wrong-b-boy mood fantastically sustained, It conquers territory that previous Pessimist and Maas solo productions have only hinted at, connecting with the Isolationist/industrial traumascapes/infinite-comedown of 90s E.A.R./Köner, Main and SAW II, the enveloping neo-noir of Plastikmans Consumed, the crackle-and-hiss materiality of Rhythm & Sound and Pole, the thermonuclear rack and ruin of Lustmord's Stalker. Just the baddest vibes...Music to get lost - real lost - inside.