If Team Shadetek's Burnerism EP had appeared on record store shelves in 1996, its blend of basement hip-hop beats and scratching with artfully processed noise arrhythmia would have been hailed as the next step on from releases like Skam's Mask series and Funkstörung's early singles. Unfortunately for the Shadetek duo, Burnerism carries a 2004 copyright and, despite its high pedigree as a release from the Warp label, it neither pushes a steadfast sound forward nor improves artistically on the blueprint. They prove themselves talented producers, though, frontloading the highlights "Menthol" and "The Fax" before fading halfway into the record.
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AllMusic Review by John Bush