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.
With a title like Emotional Responses, this couldn't be anything other than an expansive collection of deep dubstep cuts. Helpfully, there's plenty of variety within that, from the flowing pianos and next-level lift music chic of Eggchan's "Jamalla" and the dubwise toasting of opener "Emotional Responses", to the tumbling beats, calming chords and off-kilter vocal cut-ups of Killeralien's "Lovin". The EP's best moments, though, are those which look to go even deeper, with Eggchan, Killeralien and Nastassja's wonderfully intricate and organic "Amygdala" standing out. Killeralien and Dirt Deep Drilla's woozy vocal excursion, "Never Proclaim", is also worth a listen.