The shadowy Ganz makes his return to the maleficent Terrorrhythm with another wonderfully abstract bundle of broken bass gems and hard ambient delights. "The New Era" is a sublime collection of electro-acoustic instruments loosely held together by subtle flurries of percussion. "Dino War" is all beatless synths and starry chords, while "Trophies" hints at the dancefloor thanks through broken beats and warm swings of bass that travel across the desolate soundscapes built by Ganz. Seductive.
Having only previously had one brief outing on Tight Knit Records last year, it's still early days for Grovestreet but already a distinctive sound is taking shape as this follow-up release for Trax Couture attests. With the half-step lurch of dubstep a primary influence, Grovestreet works a stack of uneasy industrial textures into the grainy environment, managing to be both immersive and sparse in the same bar. "Shy [Reprise]" has plenty of nagging arpeggios motoring away at its heart, while "Blue Ribbon" bounces around on a garage rhythmic template with twinkling key notes in tow, but still that unique processing haze hovers over everything. "Place No More" brings the focus back to darker climes with a dynamic bass hook and snaking drum patterns before "Soliloquy" then drifts upwards into a dizzy headspace full of distant orchestral swells and mid-range beats.