Haven are back with another instalment on their white label series with their third VA compilation on "Sardonic Tonality Vol. 3", with three label mainstays and one fresh face to the imprint.
The A1 kicks things off with "Byronic Hero" from German techno power-house New Frames. Screeching, sinister, syncopated synth work propel the track alongside driving drum patterns and flawless production techniques in this speedy banger. Haven label boss Keepsakes follows on the A2 with "Oblivious Civics", where distorted drum work, ominous vocal samples, and an ear-worm synth hook make for a malevolent dance-floor smasher.
On the flip Italian metal-head Ayarcana returns to Haven for the first time since his split EP with Keepsakes in 2018 on the B1 with "Bring Nothing Take Nothing". Rolling percussion and a rumbling kick drive the track forward alongside eerie drones and creative doom-y modular synth programming in a destructive crusher of a track. Finally the B2 closes the release with "Overmonitorized" from Barcelona's Surit of NX1 fame. Evolving atmospheres interplay with harsh bass textures and overdriven, noisy drum patterns to close out another colossal VA from the Haven team.