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Gamma Ray Burst
Alex Coulton

Gamma Ray Burst

  • Format: 12" Vinyl
  • Label: Tempa Records
  • Cat No: TEMPA112
Regular price £7.95


A1 - Gamma Ray Burst
B1 - Ground Zero
B2 - Alpha Decay
C1 - Phase Two
D1 - Ascent
D2 - Distant Resonance

Manchester native Alex Coulton has nurtured a reputation for creating sub-heavy rollers thanks to 12”s for the likes of Black Acre, Livity Sound and Bloc. With Gamma Ray Burst, the next in his series of releases on London low-end specialists Tempa, Coulton consolidates his sound to deliver some of the most sparse, rhythmic work of his career.

With the record’s title track, Coulton weaves from hard-hitting kicks, through to dizzying tribal polyrhythms the whole time maintaining a minimal, space driven atmosphere that remains omnipresent throughout the track’s most intense moments. ‘Ground Zero’ revels in its spaciousness, allowing reverb to flood into the negative space between flashes of heavyweight techno percussion and saturated ripples of synth while the pulsating kicks that underpin ‘Alpha Decay’ are punctuated with bleak, discordant bells, rhythmic bass hits and hypnotic filtered percussion.

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