As one long piece divided into titled sections, James B. Stringer's Populous plays like a future apocalypse of shattered metropolitan cityscapes where shards of sound shower down whilst rampant monolithic mechanical beasts trample us all under foot. It's an evil, brilliant, craftily cut album, packed with powerful slabs of sound that scrape your brain and churn your bowels with bass. IBEAM is a stand-out track with what sounds like an electric bass line driving the assortment of bruising components. FORTRAN fused with RUBBLE BODY is a noteworthy passage, but as one entity it completely carries you away on a heavy, thrilling trip to a hellish tomorrow.
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