Alexey Volkov, Terence Fixmer (with an unreleased track from 2005), VTSS and label bannermen Empire State join Neud Photo (Return to Disorder) and The Sixteen Steps (Cititrax) on the third and final chapter of Veyl’s ‘Previously Undisclosed Rituals’ series.
Jealous God present Issue Number 7, the latest missive from Planete Rouge regular Alexey Volkov, and a record likely to cause bouts of overwhelming paranoia in listeners of a nervous disposition. There’s something undeniably uncomfortable about the horror-fixated electronics, dystopian textures and spine-chilling freestyle vocals of “A Snake Falling To Pieces”. The more upbeat and metallic “Never” is a little less bloodcurdling, with metallic hits clustered round a modular synthesizer groove. Perhaps the standout moment – though it’s an all-round excellent excursion – is flipside “Ruins”, which adeptly combines both approaches on an undulating, skin-crawling techno thruster.