Binary, was darkly playful, snarling one minute ("Lake Monsters") and sampling engines the next ("Motor Hell").
If Binary was tactfully tongue in cheek, Systems is deadly serious. "Level Up," which features the distinctive patois of the Bristol lyricist Rider Shafique, is the standout. Its rumbling sub-bass makes you quiver, with glints of stainless steel and dreamy marshmallow pads, plus a few catchy vocals—it doesn't get much better than this. "B Movie" is gooey and feel-good in the centre with a tough and brittle outer layer. "Ashes Of Shame" is the warmest and deepest track, bolstered by the caramel coos of the singer Agama. "Odisea" is robust and uplifting, with tinkling glassy sounds, melodic strings and a couple of squelchy bass drops to keep you piqued till the end. Drum & bass heads should keep two eyes—and ears—on Vromm.