Review: Sweet murderation from the heart of Minneapolis; SubSequential member Aimerie returns with this ace four-chapter dispatch. Broad in range, defiant in weight, heavy in pressure; each cut hums and buzzes with character, warmth and dynamics "Broken Ribbon" is a trippy walk into a melting graveyard, "Dopamine Drops" plunges us six thousand leagues under the sea for a subaquatic skank, "Keen" is all about the purring ominous subs and "Krietings" switches up for a off-kilter groove with industrial strength percussive textures and a stirring sense of unknown that leaves you craving more. Pipe up if you're feeling this!
Review: Deep, stealthy dubstep is what Unified Audio like to focus on, and it's what they do best. The young, rampant imprint are on a continuous loop of scouting out new talent across the bass hemisphere, and it seems like they've done it again with this debut by the fresh-faced Wisdom. "Self Aware" kicks off with a moody albeit placid groove that has more in common with dub and balearic than dubstep, but the flick is switched on "Sea Of Truth" thanks to a growling procession of low frequencies. "Holding Close" is an Eastern chant, trickling minimal beats and chimes out from every angle, allowing "The Long Road Home" to bring this EP to a close with a more soulful, uplifting crescendo of synth sounds. Blissful.
Review: Planet-popping workouts from Bay Area beatcarver Resykle as he guides us around the known universe with co-pilot DValue. "Cosmos" neatly aligns the stars with gravity defying pads, skippy percussion and a sub that hums a beautiful shivering celestial harmony. "FutureTense" crash lands on a baron, unforgiving sphere where terrain is rugged and limited oxygen is sucked up through detuned synths like soup. Finally, "Fish" brings us back to our home planet with a slinkier rhythm arrangement and persistent, techno-like synth stabs. Ideal for halftime heads, grime guys and dubstep dudes alike.
Review: Music with a message: after a string of free releases, Czech dub warrior Kletis comes correct with his first official release and a kindly reminder that, even during these most cynical times, not everything is sucky. His music, for instance... From the church crumbling shudders and shakes of the title track to the fluffy emotional tones of "Clouds" to the out-and-out tech fissures of "Mayhem" there's not a negative word to be said. The only thing that sucks here is having to decide which track to drop first.