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Mars89 - End of the Death (Bokeh Versions)

The usual high quality is in evidence from Bokeh Versions on this, the latest appearance on the label from Japanese producer Mars89. The tagline suggests it sounds like "‘Street Fighter’ meets ‘Pulse X’ meets gqom" which might be about right, as it's certainly right up my street. From the opening track "End of Death" - which manages to make Cutty Ranks time honoured "Six million ways to die" sound fresh as a daisy - to the claustrophobic "Run To The Mall" or the Knight-Rider-channelling "Random Coherence" this is darkside percussive brilliance from start to finish.