There’s only one word for this 1996 release from Donnell Knox aka D Nox – blistering. Originally released on Jay Denham’s Black Nation Records in 1996, it’s become a highly sought after 12″ and now appears having been remastered by Tim Xavier and reissued on Knox’s own Sonic Mind label.
It’s not hard to see why it was so in demand. ‘Total Concentration’ starts with drum machines set to stun and the mixing desk pushed to the edge of distortion. ‘Deep Meditation’ is smoother but still has the speed and crunch of its companion on the A-side. ‘Mind Calming’ has an almost industrial thump to it, minimal and brutal in all the right ways. It hurts, but it hurts good.