Review: Named after one of the most beautiful cities in the world, "Praha" begins with eerie, paranoid bass and continues this theme of enclosed space and unsettling atmospherics as horror-film keys play out a nightmare soundtrack while high-energy hi-hats push the tempo. "I'm In Love" has the tight kicks and dampened euphoric techno vibes of hardcore, and it's not until those drums play out break after break that you're certain there won't be a hike up to 200+ bpm. It's still ambitiously key-neutral sounding, bouncing from minor to major in a skewed, disconcerting manner in-keeping with Ambrela's penchant for messing with heads. Not for the faint-hearted.
Review: Expect unique vibes all the way here from Ambrela in the Rays Of Heat EP on Liquid Brilliants. The title track is all quirky bleeping melodies, whirring synths and rolling breaks with a moody b-line keeping things in line from below. It segues neatly into "Tormento", the next track on the EP, which builds from an experimental intro of trance-like synths and mournful chords into a pumping main part with razor sharp snares and bleep synthetic aesthetic. "The Feeling Of Flying" concludes the EP with a bellow of bass and synth belches.
Review: The next instalment of perky, upbeat, feel-good D&B from Liquid Brilliants arrives, with Bass Division and Alex DB teaming up for the first track of the Brazilian Brilliants EP - "The Scape", a shimmying slice of goodness, full of chirruping SFX, rallying vocal cries and punchy jazz-infused pressure. "Concrete Jungle" sees Mayforms harking back to yesteryear with skittering percussive breaks, woozy atmospherics and a lonely guitar string throughout. "Good Troughts Good Things" ups the ante with tough drum work and lilting melodies, before lush atmospheric roller "Nothing You Can Do" concludes the EP.