Hypnotic—or irritating?—techno on Powell's label.
Wabbit is EVOL's third EP on Powell's Diagonal label, and it comes with no other information beyond an abstract text about earwigs by the fiction writer Uel Aramchek. It's hard to follow, but the piece compares the urban legend of these tiny insects burrowing into the brain with music. The EP's three tracks, all titled "Wabbit Trax," are as irritating as they are hypnotic. Wobbly, repetitive synth lines bounce for 25 minutes, during which it's easy to miss when one track ends and another begins. A dirty square bassline thumps with a hardstyle groove that seems to turn itself inside out with every track change, but does so in a way that makes the differences hardly detectable. They're definitely there, but it takes concentration, which is hard with a record that takes the term "trance music" literally.