When Rustie spoke with us last year around the time he unleashed his astounding BBC Essential Mix, the Glaswegian producer claimed the music he’d been making since 2011′s Glass Swords, was “sort of classical,” while offering the caveat that most of it would get chopped up for “club tracks” in the end. So it only takes one listen to “Slasherr”, the B-side to Rustie’s forthcoming single for Numbers, to confirm that, despite his occasional prediliction towards string-drenched orchestration (see: the gorgeous VIP edit of Glass Swords‘ “City Star”), he’s not leaving the dancefloor behind any time soon.
Buoyed by up-with-people handclaps and daggered synth stabs, “Slasherr” would fit in perfectly alongside Glass Swords‘ high-contrast soundscapes– but true to its title, the tune possesses the ability to brutalize, as a tidal wave of compressed melody storms into the foreground, obliterating everything in sight. Sharp, translucent crystals have frequently appeared on Rustie’s cover art– the triangulated art of Glass Swords, the refracted shards that adorned the AlunaGeorge collaboration “After Light”, and now the crimson-splattered lotus on the jacket of “Triadzz” b/w “Slasherr”. With “Slasherr”, Rustie is out for blood, and the results are awesomely gory.
[from “Triadzz” b/w “Slasherr”; out 03/18/13 via Numbers]
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