Scotland's Jason Taylor is back on Fent Plates with his Aether moniker, and we've just begun to truly appreciate his explorative, downtempo strain of dubstep; which, in reality, is more on the IDM side of the spectrum. "Catharsis", for instance, would have made the likes of Autechre proud back in the day, and the only thing separating Aether from those guys is their heavier focus on low frequencies. "Vale" reminds us more of the Burial sound, a glitchy, percussion-heavy stagger. "Flowerdance" is more ambient than anything else, which makes for an excellent refreshment, while "At What Point Do I Stop Trying" is a moody, seductive glitch attack that'll please all sorts of connoisseurs.
Sure State welcomes Denver's Dalek One to its catalogue, and it's becoming clearer by the release what it is that gets these guys going. The producer's two-pronged bass attack is as deep and swampy as anything you're likely to encounter within the dubstep game, with "Trickle" single-handedly managing to amalgamate aspects of industrial and wobble-step into one formidable groove. "Authority" is not exactly any less dark or ferocious and, in fact, the tune successfully leads us down the path of no return, a trip riddled with morphing bass tones and cavernous folds of FX. Little tip for you, right here!