Prayer's dread bass for imprints like AWAL have earned him a spot on the much-respected Black Acre, from London, and this feels inconspicuously right from both parties involved. In recent years, Black Acre has moved towards the deeper end of the wider 'bass' network, focusing more on dreamy textures rather than rudeboy head-banging, so an opening tune like "Alone" is right on the money thanks to its subtle break injections and fantasy world synths all up in the mix. "Decline" is a rolling cocktail of shattering percussion and euphoric melodies pushing through with might, whereas "Seeing is a straight-up jungle monster and "First Light" dissolves it all down to a dark, prophetic cave of beatless sounds.
London based Prayer is up next on Black Acre, the Bristol based imprint which was previously presented us works by Jun Kamoda, Nan Cole and Clap! Clap! Here we are treated to "I" and "II" respectively. The former unleashing a gothic take on liquid drum and bass that rolls deep as much as it does furiously, accompanied by that evocative Vangelis styled strings section. The latter track revives the cult and rather short lived sound of 'witch-house' from several years back. With its horror themed church organs, pounding tribal drums and eerie sound design being that's a perfect soundtrack to London after midnight. Following up this talented young producer's more ambient leaning works on his last single "Seeing", this guy certainly is one to watch!