The third Sullen Tone release in as many months from the anonymous Old Apparatus collective is the second to come from an individual member of the group - this time attributed to A. Levitas. Showing an even starker change in tone than the previous EP, Alfur sees the Old Apparatus sound shed the caked on grit to reveal something significantly lighter in tone; the stumbling beats of "Boxcat" seem to experiment with cloudy hip-hop structures, while "Schwee" combines foggy murmurings with firm square waves and starry arpeggios recalling early grime gone shoegaze. "Cauliroot" provides a sparse arrangement of breezy windchimes and hesitant broken-beat, while "Coalapps" takes melodies drifting just out of focus and combines them with lush 2-step beats. Finally, "Lingle" takes pitchshifted vocals and a ghostly atmosphere that isn't a million miles away from the ghostly steppers R&B of Tri Angle artists Holy Other and oOoOO - but in this case the atmosphere is even more pressurised. Another essential EP from the Old Apparatus camp.
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