AKKORD - HTH030 VINYL (LTD. ED. 12" EP)
Release Date: November 2014
"Akkord's 'HTH020' 12" undergoes exceptional transformations at the hands of The Haxan Cloak and Vatican Shadow for Houndstooth. It's arguably a pinnacle of the label's sustained attack since emerging in 2013, due in large part to The Haxan Cloak's shocking render of 'HTH020'. In the course of nearly eleven minutes, the original is hard-panned for gold, sweeping from stereo-strafing concrète dynamics into a staggering display of head-compressing delays and chest-bursting post-rock/metal dynamics over a series of concatenated peaks and noisy harmonic eruptions with an elastic sense of meter. For anyone bold enough to drop it in a club, expect folk to fall over or climb the stacks by its final climax. Conversely, Vatican Shadow's recombination and distillation of 'Typeface / Greyscale' is all about stealth and subtlety, positioned as a 5am ambient techno workout for the aerobic mystics. Big tip!"