Having previously touched down on Olovo Records with the Energy EP last year, Russian upstart RNBWS makes the move to Sounds Of Sumo with an assured five tracker of fluid, richly produced sounds that bring in influence from a multitude of places. The title track comes replete with vocals from Doreen, merging with the brooding synth work to achieve a mood aligned with Snow Ghosts or other such crossover songwriting electronics. There are rougher break-inflected tones lurking in "Captivity" and playful steppy electro tropes aplenty on "Neon Birds", while Wheezie is on hand to drop a more rowdy confection over his remix of "Captivity".
Imagine a rave circa 92. Now imagine that in the haziest, cloudiest, most physically relaxed way possible. That's the sound of this EP. "Do Right" rushes you through time on an ageless craft of rave elements. "Breakage" follows the dreamy theme with proggy vocal snippets whirling through the cirrus while "Dumbshow" has a darker warehouse-feel while retaining it soft edges. After something with just a touch more punch? Jump on the toughened groove "Enough", Murder He Wrote's wobble-drone 4/4 remix then wash it down with a glass of amen delight a la Denham Audio. Ravers, breakers, tech and house heads should all take note right here.