Amongst the label's brightest talents is Tom Rockwell (although he's now exclusive to Shogun Audio, apparently). Much like his Noir and Stowaway EPs of last year, this release is rife with spine-snapping drum technicalism and sickeningly deep sub-bass. Almost breakcore-esque in their rhythmic precision, tracks like "Aria" and "Live for the Moment" fetishise jungle's obsession with the perfect break, but present it in a new, hyper-tense form which substitutes looseness for a kind of jittery, broken antifunk. "Aria," in particular, feels like it's perpetually toppling over (dancers beware), but even the relatively free-flowing "Live for the Moment" comes peppered with all manner of taut robotic syncopations, like percussive tripwire laid for less experienced steppers.
The involvement of Untold—a known ex-junglist whose savage, stuttering UKG works in a comparable fashion—makes total sense. "Rehoku Sunrise" is one of the deadliest things I've heard in quite some time, a sweltering furore of tribalised drums and stomach-turning sub-bass which sounds, very roughly, like Mala, Coki and Shackleton doing heroic amounts of speed in some godforsaken cranny of the Amazon rainforest and not quite living to tell the story. If this is the future of the Continuum (and I dearly hope it is), we're in for a wild start to the decade.