Artist: Dual Purpose (Autechre related)
Format: 12" single
Label: 30mil Recordings
Catalogue Number: 00
Year of Release: 2000
A1 Hobs (4:43)
A2 ANX9i (5:26)
B1 Minx (6:13)
B2 Minxed (4:55)
Is it or isn't it? Gescom/Autechre/Skam-related? Nobody knows, and nobody's saying.
Of the four tracks on offer Hobs and Minxed are the more standard Autechre fare. Layered beats, grubby effects, minimal use of a melody line that's introduced part-way through, you know the kind of thing.
The other two tracks are more interesting though. ANX9i sounds like something Stockhausen might have made using a microphone and a gong. It's composed entirely of heavily ring-modulated metallic screeches, of the sort you might imagine the army would use in a siege situation to force the inhabitants out of a building. It cleared the surrounding area of small children and animals so effectively I'm tempted to play it more often, were it not so horrid. As I said, interesting.
Minx is the stand out track though. Bouncy, bass-heavy, with nice scratching, it would certainly get a dancefloor moving, and maybe even put some people on it. An unexpected treat.
Dual Purpose, whoever they are, released a second EP in 2003, which there's an amusing review of on the Norman Records site.