Working mainly with analogue hardware (and moonlighting playing in punk bands), he's long been flying the flag for raw house and techno in Bristol. The broader recent shift towards these sounds in both Bristol and the UK in general has brought the music of Smith's contemporaries into closer contact with his own. But what's striking about this 12-inch—released, notably, through New York's excellently named Voodoo Down—is that it hints more towards his UK influences than anything he's released to date.
The way "Unstable Phenomenon"'s metallic melodies swoop, splinter and explode into showers of colourful shards is reminiscent of Peverelist, but set to a restless four-to-the-floor drive. "Entropy Ends" is restrained by a bed of booming kicks, but traces of its counterpart's effervescent wildness—divebombing percussion, sing-song voices—blast out at the surface like steam escaping from a high-pressure container.