Headhunting the best in weighty, after dark murkage, this EP combines some of the biggest names from the IM:Ltd roster and beyond, kicking off with label favourite Gunston, whose devastating basslines and minimal stylings could sink battleships. Not that this is as dark as it gets though, with some seriously sinister sounds from Seereal, Andy Pain and Z Connection's"Wounds" following up on a bleak, minimal tip and heavyweight soldier Robustus bringing a huge stepper from the depths complete with B-movie soundtrack vibes. Giocator and Altitude round off the compilation with slick, agile productions showcasing what this label is all about - quality, bass and severe dancefloor murderation. Avoid at your peril.
Mortem get deep and experimental with "Life Forms" on IM:Ltd. The title track builds from a confident, stripped back intro with clipped, crisp drums and woozy, eerie SFX into a nice steady stepper with grouchy, murmuring b-line quaking below and atmospheric flourishes adding even more depth to the piece. "Mirrors Edge" goes deeper and yet darker with grating bass, sharp, industrial tinged beats and pounding sub bass from below. "Whispers" gets the VIP treatment with echoing whispers, shuffling breaks and hissing hi-hats dominating for the duration.