A spacey compilation that hovers between electro, techno and IDM.
The EP's most recognizable name is Matti Turunen, who is also one half of Morphology. His "Travel Naskh" is icy electro with textures buffed to a polished gleam with an earthy bassline shading in some contrast. The rest of the EP shies away from any recognizable genre. You can hear electro and experimental, but the tracks don't move in predictable ways. An artist called 20.05.1996 delivers off-piste broken beat that staggers and stutters in fits, while Jarno Valli lays down a crawling rhythm lit up by incandescent synth work.
Ni Ko, who's Italian, offers more textural contrast, with earthy hand percussion making a bubbling bed for three-dimensional pads. "Sink Feeling" is almost pastoral in how it drifts, but the synth textures add a sci-fi tinge, placing the track between genres. Somehow both inscrutable and dead simple, it's more of the quietly brilliant electronic music that Sähkö and its family of labels have excelled at for 25 years.