Levelling up with every release this year, London's K Man leaps over from Circle Vision to Surfase for his debut solo EP. "Bubbles" leads with a beautiful jazzy dreaminess that lightly sways back and forth with a gentle touch but it's the vocal version with fellow Londoner Janset that's likely to see the club plays as she spits deftly and delicately, giving the track the perfect amount of edge. "Regret" continues the sadboy theme with its introspective, fluttering melodic echoes while "Voyager" takes us deep into space with Joker-style funk to the insistent - but never overpowering - bass.
Dubstep's dissonant soundtrack usually leaves us floundering in deep space but Circle Vision bossman RDG and his phantom mate K Man have composed a darker trip much closer to home... "Lost On Earth". RDG scores the first two movements: "Rise" spurts danger with the demonic tones of Sun of Selah over a jagged dubby riff while "Against Us" fuses car horns and a paranoid atonal bass riff. K Man provides closure: "Metaharmonics" takes us back to 2008 with its scuffed chrome hook while "Lavender Sky" finally takes us off this gosh-forsaken planet with rocket pads. Due to the squiggly nature of the bass our destination, however, is unknown. Happy travels.
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