Ikari by Ontal (Horo)
Written by TechnoRad.io on October 25, 2018
Ontal is a collaborative project which consists of Boris Brenecki and Darko Kolar, both hailing from Serbia. They focus on the bleakest, blackest apocalyptic techno and grinding mechanoid rhythms. Formed in November 2011 and influenced by numerous music genres, their sound can be described as an uncompromising, hard and intense assault.
Lead track Ikari’s flickering storm unfurls a rhythmic rage that rolls over you like a turbo-charged synapse exciter. At its peak Ikari feels as if it’s about to explode into shards of jagged, forged synthesis, but pulls itself back from the brink to reignite its hostile oscillation. R-Amen bends the famous breakbeat over a concentrated twin-drop, peak-time 130bpm eruption, while Vigilante is a punishing machine, built to instil palpable tension. In blinding form, Headless Horseman takes apart Ikari and reconstructs it as a hyper half-step technoid stepper, complete with a guttural drop reminiscent of the more advanced strains of 170bpm music.
released October 5, 2018
All tracks W&P B Brenecki & D Kolar
Additional W&P on B2 by Headless Horseman
Mastered and cut at Stardelta
Art / Design by RQ Product