A 12-minute EP that still manages to make a big impression.
Something about Smacker's manic energy recalls the defunct Scottish label Wireblock and, especially, early Rustie. And "Stretch" and "Spit" seem like closely related hybrids of tracks from Rush Hour's Beat Dimensions compilations. The music moves at speed, and each track is a concise, two- to three-minute burst. The outrageously busy synth leads running through most of them are the EP's defining feature, and they're especially mad on "Oink," whose riff sounds like a floor being scrubbed with a balloon. There's no doubt music this hyperactive could wear thin over time, but at a punchy 12 minutes Smacker makes a big impression.