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the 15 dead minutes - purging the pious (12inch vinyl)


ARTIST // the 15 dead minutes
LABEL // earwiggle (ie)
CAT // ear007ep


After the massive Acid Youth Of Malibu remixes 12", we definitely needed a follow-up record that could carry the baton at pace. The 15 Dead Minutes are Delinquent Dialect, Dr. Skunkenstein and Heuristic Audio - all seasoned players in the underground electro scene but crucially a trio who 'get' real techno and have no qualms in speeding it up and fighting dirty. What we have here is a collection of raw and frenzied battle tools cut straight from a series of wild hardware sessions, where distortion runs free and sound waves run riot. On the a-side 'Purge The Pious' recalls the burning intensity of '90s techno in a penetrating style that is 100% T15DM, followed by the marauding acidic electro of '20 Parts Per Million' that'll no doubt score bonus points with fans of their previous 12" on Trensmat. On the flip, the surging 'Your Belief Is Broken' continues along a sinister path, with a spitting lead synth that manages to be uplifting yet equally unnerving. 'Ugly Growths' closes out the record and lives up to its name - a lunging attack of mutant acid that highlights the trio's love for crawling sound textures and mad sequences.