As the fourth artist allowed a whole EP to air his wares on Uncanny Valley, Credit 00 adds plenty of house music dirt and analogue edginess to the label's impressive arsenal. Sounding something like Legowelt—but with an icy abstraction in place of the Dutchman's warming tape hiss—cuts like "Another Me" are simultaneously louche and paddy but amped and fizzing. Unpredictable in everything from the way the beats bump, the basslines bobble and the melodies get torn apart, "The Clave Problem" is distorted and dark, as if designed to scare—rather than invite—you into moving your body.
Buried within each track are elements which prevent things from being full-on nasty—a radiant Detroitian synth, a familiar dusty clap or hints of bottom-end warmth all offset the M-Cat edginess just enough to make things feel human. "The Living Room" is the finest example of that while "Brio's Theme" is the sound of a digital comedown à la the early pixelated output of Boxcutter, stimulating your every synapse right until the end.
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Tracklist: Credit 00 - The Living Room Life EP A1 Another Me
A2 The Clave Problem
B1 The Living Room Life
B2 Brio's Theme