Hazylujah: Knife Silhouette (Delsin)
Delsin pushes further out there with this bangin’ weirdo double whammy from Italian producer Massimilliano Vianello (aka Baka, Pixel Music). The title cut manages to sound both familiar and yet completely bizarre, like half its sounds have been substituted with the sound of a needle skipping. Nothing is wrong with your turntable — those jagged edges are entirely deliberate. Synths wail like sirens over zippy sawtooth basslines, but it’s the jerky rhythm section that makes it such an irresistible oddball. That it’s compatible for more adventurous dancefloors is of less significance than the delightfully weird mix it flaunts.
“Inform to Resist” leans in with a tougher edge that feels a bit like EBM on hallucinogens. It’s anchored by a distorted, stabby bass pattern while vocal bits and fuzzy synth zaps swirl about. Both tracks show off the enthusiasm for weirder sounds that Delsin’s made the focus of its “-e” catalogue entries, another really satisfying excursion to the outer limits of dance music.