Sensory Abduction is the latest self-released project from London-based producer and audio-visual artist: Silent Bomber. Drawing influence from alien and cyberpunk-like themes, the EP blends industrial and EBM sounds to create three techno tracks that sound experimental and warehouse-ready. The tracks are loosely structured, demonstrating a natural fluidity that is rough around the edges and making them characterful and diverse.
The release swings into action with “Through the Shadows”, an appropriate name for a tune that is deep and enigmatic from the get-go. Sweeping clicks ricochet around the bass drum to get it off to a groovy start and, shortly after, the abrupt and contrasting percussion signifies the entrance of an infectious and swampy bassline. The track manages to retain its mysterious qualities throughout the four short minutes, with echoing acid lines and low-down toms allowing it to progress into a certified sub-aquatic chugger.
The second track on the release, “Poizon”, goes a lot faster and harder than the opener. The squelching acid synths remain, but this time they’re beefed up and more aggressive, making “Poizon” much better suited to big-room scenarios. Distorted vocals, saturated hats and industrial background noise add to the frantic pace of the track and make it one that is guaranteed to send large wide-eyed crowds into frenzy.
The EP concludes with “Cellular Twitch”, which almost sounds like a hybrid of the two previous songs. The twisted bleeps and clicks from “Through the Shadows” return but this time at a much faster pace, tinkering over the top of thumping kicks. The subtle hats enter at the perfect time and, before the introduction of screeching synth stabs, you’ll already find yourself stomping your foot along to the contagious beat. Distorted snares and extra-terrestrial sound-fx allow the song to continue on Silent Bomber’s cyberpunk theme and round off the EP immaculately.
On the whole, Sensory Abduction is an accomplished EP from an artist who is refining his own unique sound. The unconfined structure and other-worldly influences make for an interesting take on the genre and a refreshing break from the norm – all of which make it a sound we’re keen to hear more of.