The third release in Haven’s white label series keeps up its focus on crunchy dance floor bangers with the first in a line of special VA compilations with ‘Sardonic Tonality Vol.1’.
The record starts with a bang on the A1 with a noise-drenched banger of colossal proportions from everyone’s favourite UK modular wizard Ansome - mammoth kicks, crisp percussion, and a rolling synth line ensure a moving dungeon dance floor in this leviathan of a track. This is followed by a trippy smasher from Haven co-head Keepsakes on the A2, featuring twisted vocal samples, hellish pads, and pounding drum patterns for fans of demonic techno heaters.
The B-side is kicked off with a hectic pounder from New Frames on the B1, with a hyperactive EBM-style bass-line, tight drum programming and contorted voices making up a frenetic dance floor weapon. Finally, the release ends with a creepy, tumultuous journey from Russia’s Draag on the B2. Evolving, pulsating synth work and frenzied percussion make up this fevered march down a wormhole, closing out yet another soundtrack to society’s decay from the Haven team.
released September 27, 2019
A1 produced and mixed by Kieran Whitefield
A2 produced and mixed by James Barrett
B1 produced and mixed by Mathis Mootz and David Frisch
B2 produced and mixed by Nikita Stepanov