Flame 1 (The Bug and Burial) - Fog / Shrine [12''] (download)

The Bug goes head to head with Burial with a battering ram of bassbin pressure that is Flame 1, cementing the first release on his freshly formed label PRESSURE. Following on from The Bug's recent sidewinding 12''s for Ninja Tune and a colossal album recorded with Earth, Flame 1 sees possibly Kevin Martin's most soundsystem decimating collaboration yet rear its head by joining forces with the most elusive figure within the UK underground, Burial. Fog rolls along at a half tempo steppers tempo, submerged deep within the roots 'n' future esthetic of The Bug's finest beats, yet perfectly balanced by Burial's hollowed out and haunted night land vision. Shrine delves deeper inwards with the beats slowed to a crawl, the bassline hanging heavy in an atmosphere thick with smoke. DON'T JUST LISTEN TO MUSIC EXPERIENCE IT.