Entropy is a bang-on title for this record—it feels like Snik has taken the core of his sound and smashed it against a wall. The LP careens through tempos without much regard for flow. Nearly every moment is exciting, including the heart-palpitating shudder of "Neutralize" and the higher-and-higher refrains of "Amp."
If there's any constant on Entropy, it's aggression. The album frequently dips into the kind of midrange-heavy fare that Shogun seems to be inching towards, but Snik's tight rhythms and sound design keep everything in check—he won't let a big bassline rip unless he's earned it. If there's anything the LP doesn't do, however, it's push the ever-restless producer in new directions. Only the late-album cuts "Acidic" and the more soulful strains of "Hani" really show a new side of Snik.
Though it may lack the initial shock value of Under The Ice, Entropy has an unfailing, hold-on-to-your-seat momentum that arguably makes it the better record. It's not easy to make an album full of club tracks that doesn't get tiring, but Snik attacks the genre from enough angles to keep you on your toes. Snik has described Entropy as "the future of this sound," and though it mostly sticks to established ideas, it certainly does sound futuristic.
Wed / 17 Dec 2014
01. Entropy 1
02. Problem feat. Skittles
05. Superimpozed feat. Sarah Hezzen
06. Entropy 2
07. Hyper Velocity feat. Sp:mc
09. Will You Be Mine feat. Sarah Hezzen
11. Entropy 3
13. The Edge feat. Metropolis
14. Want It
16. Entropy 4