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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for British quartet Scalping features guest appearances from DÆMON and Grove.
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  1. The Wire
    Apr 29, 2022
    80
    Heavy with lurid and dazzling detail, seeking to put drum ’n’ bass-like textures and hyperkinetic beats against the gruff distortion of rock, it recalls Pitchshifter and Asian Dub Foundation in its genreless aggravation and futurist push. [May 2022, p.55]
  2. 80
    Scalping’s world-creation on Void is engaging and welcoming while being both ecstatic and unnerving. What gives this record cohesion is its ability to freely blend sounds and be bold while maintaining its heart as a rhythmic electronic record that’s audibly bursting to be let loose on a live audience.
  3. Apr 29, 2022
    80
    Scalping have produced 35 minutes of vehemence and vigour that has enough depth to repay repeat listens. If Slavestate was an industrial-dance crossover, this is more like a metal-techno crucifixion.
  4. Apr 29, 2022
    70
    SCALPING’s broad eclecticism is refreshing. That said, it’s ironic that Void is occasionally repetitive, as if the band agreed upon a repertoire of sources and sounds through which they somewhat systematically cycle. At times, a listener wonders if the project is less an aesthetic enterprise and more a workshop exercise in audial collage. That said, Void does indeed energetically capture what is essentially music designed for a club/real-time environment.
  5. May 2, 2022
    68
    Some songs bleed into each other, but the album also has gaps between many of its tracks, making it feel like a more traditional rock album than an experiment in fusing genres. Two of its best cuts together feel like one evolving piece.
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