Source Direct, Exorcise The Demons

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By Sarah Zupko

PopMatters Editor & Publisher

If Source Direct has anything to say about it, the new millenium is here now. The dark drum’n'bass of this English duo perfectly suits this rather paranoid time when some folks are actually stocking up on survival gear in anticipation of a Y2K meltdown or an alien colonization ala The X-Files. OK, maybe that’s a bit extreme, but I strongly suspect we’re headed into the year 2000 with the twin towers of gloom and doom electronica on the one hand and bright indie pop on the other.

For Source Direct’s rookie release, the title is quite appropriate. Featuring churning, macabre grooves, the band’s menacing electronica is from the Panacea school of twisted beats. One thing’s for sure, if Mark Snow ever gets sick of composing music for The X-Files, Source Direct should be Chris Carter’s first call.

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