The return of Program has been eagerly awaited. One of the most defining sister-labels that has cemented a name for itself against its colossal counterpart, Programâ€™s hiatus has led to the secret expansion of its discography. One thatâ€™s about to be unleashed on the masses, after biding its time. And Aggressor Bunx deliver a four-track EP to reinstate both their name and the imprintâ€™sâ€¦ The producers have withstood the baying competition of new recruits to become a household name in their own right.
Reintroducing you to the gritty, no-apologies assault of Programâ€™s output, up first is title-track â€˜Colonyâ€™. Creepy, horror-like samples intertwine with boding snare, dragging you forward on top of steely drums. Youâ€™re given a brief moment of respite before you crash inside another unfamiliar break pattern, a feature Aggressor Bunx are renowned for.
â€˜Disballanceâ€™ and â€˜Time Shiftâ€™ roll out next. â€˜Disballanceâ€™ takes you down a techierroute, with elevating note patterns and a madly fluctuating bassline, made stockier by pumping subs. Kick-drum bolsters the composition, creating a seemingly intricate but no less heavy fresh piece of sonic artwork.
On the other hand, â€˜Time Shiftâ€™ offers up a different take on their signature production standards. Riding along a more ethereal intro, youâ€™re opened to a deeper version of their repertoire. Ragga vocal snips drop you into distortedanarchy, amongst clinking hi-hats and wavering synth. Itâ€™s murkier than itspredecessors, gradually building with each segment.
And lastly, comes â€˜Hottahâ€™. Each layer grows more and more indignant, filledwith cascading drops and peddled drums ricocheting throughout the mix. It serves as the perfect finish, yet again demonstrating a commitment to a dark,fiercely intimate craftsmanship which has made the producer so notorious.
So once againâ€¦ itâ€™s time to get with the Program. One thatâ€™s here to stay.
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