When matched to looped vocals—as in "Zelo," off 2011 debut album Flaws, Pamfago's "Body" and here in heavyweight opener "Booma"—Sawf's potent trademarks take a turn for the terribly catchy, embodying an even rarer singalong techno gem that, once lodged, can be hard to remove. And "Booma" does just that. It's a prickly, dystopian hip-hop burr, sounding like some updated and synthesised version of what Justin K Broadrick and Kevin Martin might have devised as Techno Animal.
The rest of the EP is Sawf taking a more steeled and slamming approach, with "Patimento" and "Kofta" doing the forward-throttle thing he's more than capable of. Still, they pale in comparison to the kind of impact "Booma" makes on that first indelible listen. "Katolistha" reins it all back in for one of the industrial-funky numbers that have made the Greek artists's movements such a treat to follow.