With distorted basslines, deep subs, Middle Eastern string samples and haunting vocals, the Cosmetics' "Ill Kiss" is a bongo driven smasher. "The Wrong Girl" continues this unsettling onslaught with grimy distorted basslines, while a liberal sprinkling of ravey stabs and melodic pads providing the light relief. "Her Psychosis" continues the EP's theme with more dark and distorted basslines, bongo rhythms, choppy beats, scratch samples and a tasteful undertone of uplifting melodies and chords.
A split release on Kursed Recordings sees Cosmetics' "A Bit More Exciting" share the billing with S0nika's "Bright Light". Both heavy on the tropical garage side of things, Cosmetics cooks up a hectic rush of sharp, organic dubstep beats complete with ocean-deep stabs, while Costa Rican producer S0nika floats more toward the darkside with a militant drum kit and a deep, echoey synthline combining to make something both groovesome and truly affecting at the same time.
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