It’s nice when I get to tell one group of friends about another. When I was young, my brother and many of our mates would go to what we knew then to be “industrial dance clubs.” These were fun times, but the music was what I remember most. Stark, brutal, with quasi-militaristic beats, perfect for stomping up a floor with your heavy boots. My old friend Ryant Takai has continued mining in this field, and his latest project, Pyroclastic, continues on that nasty, thudding, beat-heavy tradition. As someone who was working with electronic body music during the late 1980s, it is fair to say that he has been continuing hitting that perfect beat for the past 30 years. If anyone can go 30 more, he can.