Source Direct - Exorcise the Demons
Exorcise the Demons
Jim Baker and Phil Aslett, collectively known as Source Direct, first met in school in St. Albans, England. After a series of single and EP releases throughout the nineties, they released an EP on the Metalheadz label which lead to a deal with Science. Although their influences may lie in hip-hop and techno, they have stripped down those elements to the absolute barest of beats and looped basslines. The result is a tremendously dark martial arts imagery in the music. Each track is the exorcism of a different demon, particularly "Technical Warfare" where you can hear the battle unfolding in sound. At a time when few take risks, Source Direct is pushing the envelope.