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.
Previously spotted on Annihilate Audio, Subex Dubz jumps aboard the good ship Gamma with a tight trio of deep, subbed out narratives. "Lost" instantly conjures a fog over the floor with its haunting synths that weep back and forth over a bed of loose percussion. "Forgotten Ruins", meanwhile, flips the switch for something much darker and deadlier as a ricochet riddim pings wildly from side to side while a deep-throat bassline gurgles between the gaps in the drums. "Radikal Sound" completes this showcase with a more driving, persistent groove. With warped pads undulating deep in the background, there's a hypnotic effect from the off. Complete with remixes from Sqz Me and Killeralien, no sonic stone is left unturned. Usually it would be rude to tell you to get "Lost" but in this case it certainly isn't.