Adult is the third of three records of the Weevil Series. The release comes as a 12 record, black vinyl in white inner sleeve and strictly limited to 300 hand-numbered copies for the world.
Warehouse find: Generic white label record, not stamped. Unofficial leftover from the regular edition of the release. Runout groove is marked accordingly.
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"Gigantic!" (Thaddeus Herrmann, De:Bug)
Having reached the final adult phase, the first of Weevil's strictly limited, hand-numbered, incognito-produced record series has also gained maturity with a closing chapter also being by far the darkest and calmest of the three. The A side is a close-to-dubstep oppressive and low-flying track, and the B side flirts at times with ambient drones before being wakened by a downtempo, metronomic beat. There's, as usual, no background information, so I'll just say that the tracks are really quite good. Recommended. (Nicolas Chevreux / AdNoiseam)
Adult is the final installment in the Weevil Series, a series of three anonymous 12-inches featuring industrial techno-inspired dubstep and drum & bass cuts. The limited edition hand-stamped vinyls give out little information, containing a weevil stamp but no track names, artist listings or other details. Adult is aptly titled, easily the most mature of the series and a fitting culmination. The aesthetics are the same as before, big soundscapes and a dark and brooding vibe that slowly builds a sense of mechanical funk. Adult is perhaps the installment least likely to shake up dance floors but makes for the most detailed and rewarding listening experience. A1 is a minimalistic low key number, a slow pulsing beat slowly builds underneath an atmosphere of drone, crackle and hiss that ebbs and flows until segueing nicely into the next track. On A2 the vibes slowly changes: A tick-tock beat plays throughout the track, sounding like a robot call-to-arms upon which raspy ringing effects emerge with a looming metallic bassline bubbling underneath. The track has a tension that is never quite released. While it's a seemingly efficient DJ tool, it's also impressive in its own right. Turning to the flip, B1 is a slow, brooding breaky affair. Dark, unintelligible vocals are set against brighter chords and what sounds like bird chirps, all sitting on top of a foundation of big bass. The track has the air of a saddened automaton's lament, waiting for the anticipated crescendo that never comes. In the end you realize that was the whole point (Resident Advisor)
A1 is a four-minute beatless wash of drone, echo and vibrating static, propelled by a pulsing throb like blood pumping behind the listener's eyeballs. A2 is a metronomic sprial through escalating layers of rhythm and backwards edits, and finally B1 is a towering manifestation of oscillating low frequencies and rumbling beats that could be described as dubstep in the same way that Everest is tall or granite is hard. (Box Dub)
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