The Nomad imprint presents an intriguing various artist compilation entitled The Red Sines which features a range of up-and-coming talent. Opening the album is a quirky cut from Ezra called "Coming From Far" which pairs a vocal with a melancholy instrumental drone. Other noteworthy moments across the selection include the sparse, bass-driven devilry of De Niro in "Black Market"; the dubbed out "Ignorance" by D-Operation Drop and the deeply atmospheric "Transition" by Sublmnl with its tribal pattering bongo drums. Tuzzy makes an interesting outro with the taut, synth-driven "Bluemoon" which rounds off the album beautifully.
Bologna badman Unstable Compound goes under the knife for this collection of interesting reversions. Marching across the very frontier of dubstep, each of the reinterpretations shows how much untainted deep space remains to be explored in the experimental pastures of sub-frequency sounds. The lead track "Wonder" gets two adaptations; a somnambulant lullaby from Squarial (watch out for the percussive switch mid-track!) and a soft-play glitchy roller by Epitome. Reflecting the EP's sonic span neatly with those two re-rubs alone, the remaining takes by the likes of Ezra, Apes On Tapes and Jean Renault each tick numerous leftfield bass boxes. Startling fresh, this is a well curated collection.
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