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  • Catalog
  • Title
    The Shining Wall/ Weaponized Soul 
  • Artist
    Raise & Sgt. Risk 
  • Label
  • Release Date
TIP 12" Electro Electro/ Breaks/ Minimal WW EXCL
A - Raise & Sgt. Risk

A slowed down tribute to the dichotomy of mellow/heavy in mid 90's Jungle/Drum n' Bass, "The Shining Wall" begins with eery pads and a forlorn siren call, gently driven along by a subtle amen groove. Midway through, things turn more aggressive with distorted break switchups and a smattering of mentasm for good measure, before coming full circle and leaving you with a warm but somewhat uncertain end.

B - Sgt. Risk - Weaponized Soul

The flip is a more ominous affair, inspired by the short transition period ca. '96, just before techstep became a defined term. "Weaponized Soul" sets the mood with foreboding pads, until it drops into a relentless barrage of industrial beats and a cavernous sub. In the midway breakdown everything drops away, clearing the stage for a monstrous, swarmlike synthriff.

Both of these tracks where never meant to be "conceptual tributes", but just ended up that way.
A is fairly new, while B is the umpteenth version of a ten year old tune. Big up the Dolphin Man for convincing us to put them out together.
# Artist Title
1Raise & Sgt. RiskTheShiningWall_Snippet
2Raise & Sgt. RiskWeaponizedSoul_Snippet