Unicorn Hard-On practices scorched electro-house tunes bent on psychedelic destruction. “Persian Cats” opens this split by hijacking the classic beat of “Blue Monday” and processing it through Black Dice’s fried filters. The druggy anthem is propulsive and unrelenting, using a signature formula of noise and club vibes. The familiar sound quickly dissolves into funky mutant disco channeling noise scenes more than dance-pop, falling comfortably in line with 100% Silk’s dance revival. At a glance, Unicorn Hard-On’s trashy ‘tude might seem more gimmick than substance, but you’ll surely find yourself slamming this thing over and over. I’m hoping it’s a legit project and keeps producing more material like this.
UH-O’s second track here comes as “Wildfire Girls,” a dank and dark thrust of electro-clash and gritty urge. Seven minutes or so of Throbbing Gristle-lite pop with blasted effects and computed annihilation. Gorgeously terrifying and inherently danceable. Fans of nihilistic industrial techno unite.
Container’s B-side is the druggy side-long piece “Cauterize.” The song’s slow burn and piling on of layers and effects gives a live feel that works perfectly analog experimentation. Starting off as a clean cycle with rough edges, the song recklessly builds until completely imploding. One of the best and most intriguing techno jams I’ve come across in a while.