Caibu - SCB
SCB aka Paul Rose is back with his twelve track album "Caibu" which was released recently on his ever growing and uncompromising imprint "Hot Flush" .
The album comprises of dark edged dance floor cracking techno along side,broken up electronic beats whilst a funkier groove is still maintained through out.
Paul has now earned the reputation amongst his peers and his fans as a very forward thinking producer and DJ who's is always on the cutting edge of electronic music which is absolutely justified. His label Hot Flush continues to grow and take risks but with a pure vision of expansion. This is also very evident with his regular pod casts and live shows in which he showcases unknown(and unsigned artists) world wide and encourages label owners and promoters to seek out this undiscovered talent which is very very refreshing in this current industry.
The album opens up with "Test Tubes" and is in its very nature quite experimental, with a focus to drive us into the future setting things up nicely with a warm techno splash of excellence bubbling on top of a 4x4 crispy fried beats and melodic industrial overtones.
"Bone" is a little unusual slice of melodramatic electronica/breaks and totally unexpected in the context of the opening track(which isn't a bad thing this is an album after all) it continues on its journey into reverbed and washed out pads,acidic signals and comes to a purposely stuttered end.
Manufacture is only in title sculpted in that manner, and is a uncompromising bass heavy techno hoover-athon(another coined phrase into my ever growing word bank) taking no prisoners its up and at em with a full on 130bpm attack on your techno shaped ears.
It’s not all bangers and flash, however. With “Kaleidoscopic Orange Lights In The
The LP strives on with tracks "The Cut,Freedom for Fifty,Extinct and Laboratory Conditions" picking many electronic apples from this very ripe tree,looping fx,swirling arpeggios and concrete esk technofied stomping beats and rhythms whlist adding some lovely tempo changes and sonic landscapes.
Five Degrees carries itself into more of a funky and deep territory 4x4 wise bringing modulating pads all rising into a electronic bait ball of sounds an early dance floor vibe this one(dancing at the bar in a Berghain type way)
Opposite Division is back to the jack(as they say in the biz) complete with random speech and samples on top of lush breaks, lazered out Fx,and a evolving bass add some old skool synthesis and youve got what (reminds of me of older hardcore tracks this and dare i say proto jungle...esk)
Intelligence Fetish,Caibu(the entitled album track) and Into Conscious all reckonise their place with in the context of the album and carry us onward towards to end walking us through some seminal sound tracked,distorted electronic layers with a tranced out underbelly bringing the curtain down on the release.
Paul seems very savy and aware of his surrounding,his role as a producer/performer and DJ and wants to entertain his audiences through his very unique sonic and well travelled tales long may he prosper.