Convex Industry's unruly little brother CNVX makes its first stance of the year with this all-star-cast EP. First up is dBridge's far-from-average "Average Echo". A neat contrast to his screwface adventures with the freshly reformed Bad Company, this track is a lesson in fine drum tuning and spacious bass placement. Loxy & Resound's "Heritage", meanwhile, lives up to its name (even down to its stately six minute length) as it taps into drum & bass jungle's deepest roots, digging up all manner of Headz references along the way.
If the names Loxy, Resound and Overlook send a manic shiver up and down your spine, let's cut to the chase - you need this release. Minimal tribal; it's fair to say that nobody does it like them. Especially when they've teamed with Samurai to release it all. Ritualistic assumptions aside, these tracks are everything you need them to be. "The Lodge" broods and builds, thumping dampened drumskins, whiel "Harbour" has Loxy and Overlook working their magic with industrial heaviness and claustrophobic distortion. This isn't music, it's the gateway to the underworld.