It’s one of Amsterdam’s best kept secrets: Rush Hour-affiliate Robert Bergman’s defiantly underground and fiercely independent Brew Records, a no-frills, no-nonsense DIY imprint specialising in raw and unpolished house tracks for sweaty attics. In other words, it’s the perfect backdrop for Chicago bad boy and Mutant Beat Dance member Beau Wanzer’s demented machine music.
‘Flesh Flush’ is key on this three track EP - a raw, lowdown Chicago track with menacing ghost vocals that evokes images of slow dripping ceilings. ‘Morning Pain’ is yet another Beau Wanzer creeper - an intense constantly rotating ten minute acid-not-acid workout with undecipharable echoing b-movie vocal samples that sound like they were taken from a dying TV-set. ‘Take Your Trash Out’ rounds of this whopping EP. A filthy, stomping rhythm track for sleezy afterparties in derelict places. This could well be the dirtiest twelve inch of the year. (RO)