Notoriously prolific and dangerously dark, Belgian production duo M Zine and Sceptics' reputation preceeds them on this, their latest offering on Leeds-based drum and bass outfitters Dispatch Recordings. Aside from obsessively scouring the horizon for the next big thing in all things deep, dark and 170+ bpm, this time around Dispatch look to not only the resonance and deep grooves of "Point Of No Return" but also recruit Detail and Matt Pulsar to add their twopenny's worth on "Reflexions" and "Chromicles" respectively. The result is a masterful collection of atmospheric, intelligent drum and bass that breaks the dark, minimal mould. But did you expect anything less?
Longstanding Belgian duo M-Zine & Scepticz serve up a generous four-piece helping, each cut exploring the furthest tendrils of their established late night sound. With their bulbous subs and relentless grooves, both "Consonance" and "Play" hit hard like something Doc Scott would roll out at 3am, all heads-down and no light at the end of the tunnel. "Glimpsed" and "Singularity", meanwhile, take us on much steppier adventures where full focus is squared on the precision percussion and alien bass textures that help move the rhythm forward. Ageless.