Shxcxchcxsh – VOOO (2020)

There seems to be a great ‘new’ subgenre of techno music. I have written about it before in my reviews of Oake and Kerridge.

A style called “minimal techno” seems to have a rising popularity. It sounds like the name sounds, minimalist techno. Often danceable, sometimes even 4×4 beats. (Probably) within that “minimal techno” scene (if there is such a thing) there are also projects that lean towards an industrial sound, some of these projects take their speed even slower making dark, experimental, rhythmical, well, “industrial techno”. That description as been used for many years for the “hardcore” type of techno, but what Spotify seems to call “mandible” is slow, industrial techno.

The Swedish duo Shxcxchcxsh does not seem to offer an explanation (or even pronunciation) for their project name. Their releases and track titles are just as weird. The four tracks here are called “VOOO”, “OPPO”, “POPP” and “VVOV”.

Shxcxchcxsh sometimes has a somewhat industrial sound, like on the magnificent album “SsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSs”, on their latest, the sound is more typical ‘minimal techno’, so a simple rhythm and not much else. “VOOO” is not the duo’s best work, but I do want to draw your attention to the project, as their material is interesting. To me at least.

Links: Shxcxchcxsh, Mord

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