Barnt – Ariola - Cómeme
The wonderfully unpredictable Comeme label drops the long awaited Ariola EP from Barnt which brandishes four cuts of oddball, left of centre grooves. "Tunsten" is all over the place, featuring out of time drums and sped up, grinding riffs climaxing to the sound of mangled fog horns, before it finally sinks into an acid bath. The title track is less disturbed, with a tripped out synth bouncing around the sparse, hollowed out rhythm. "Stac" sees Barnt remain in off the wall mode: this time the drums are dissected and reconstructed, underscoring a brooding bassline. Finally, "Tunsten (Melopella)" offers a more contemplative take on Barnt's sound, its mournful, edgy synths reminiscent of early electronic music.