Born in 2008 with the seminal rework of Scuba’s ‘Hard Boiled’, SCB is the esoteric techno project by Paul Rose, better known as UK bass pioneer and Hotflush Recordings owner Scuba.
This month, SCB continues this uncompromising moniker with “Caibu”, a twelve track LP of cerebral techno, darkened disco and broken beats. The title of the album refers to an imagined surgical procedure where cognitive ability is augmented through transplant from one brain to another. Within this dystopic setting, it draws strength from introspection. At times trapped in a pressurized container, at others floating through vast spaces; SCB merges subdued hypnotism, syncopated basslines and visceral ambience to find his centre. Metallic surfaces are moulded into polyrhythmic patterns replete with ricocheting drums, whilst unfamiliar acoustics provide a backdrop for the unfurling narrative.
“Caibu” is available 13 April on Hotflush Recordings