Back on L2S for his second EP, Sorrow goes on an all-out garage assault with these four new tunes, aimed somewhere between Todd Edwards, Burial and Rooflight. The beautiful swirling textures of "Reminiscence", the ambient 2-step jack of "False Sunrise" and the loose and floating samples that flow in and out of "Darth Sharenghis Parkrace" strongly mark Sorrow out as a producer with a fondness both for future garage beats but also deep and dubby arrangements that are utterly irresistible.
Another excellent debut EP sourced by the future-garage heads at L2S, this time showcasing UK producer Sorrow who delivers four highly unique and absorbing tunes on the Existence EP. Dreamy textures and deep atmospheres collide with smartly-sequenced beats on both "Dante's Journey" and "Existence", while "Aesthetics" works up a slinky minimal half-step that's anchored to some brilliantly gliding bass notes. "Jacob's Ladder" rounds things off well with the deepest and most soul-touching tune in the set - a tune that's confident enough to leave long, beatless sections that really hypnotise you after the briefest of listens.
We're unsure what Sorrow is sad about but he could do with cheering up - he's responsible for launching his own grime label Shinigrim and it's six tracks of undiluted angular aggression. Solid, sordid sonics throughout; from the subverted breakbeat insanity of "Farce Riddim" to the more dramatic spliced-string shock-out of "Rate That Tune" via the ADD affected bubble bass on "Coffee Riddim", each cut is rough, ready and waiting for MCs to do their damage. Shinigrim couldn't have asked for a better launch release.
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