A new Vancouver talent arrives.
"Quicksand" and "Mouthfeel" are like hallucinations of disco laid over chunky house. "Quicksand" features samples—vocals, woodwinds and vamping chords—that shimmer amid the bone-dry rhythm section, while funky guitar licks and zig-zagging basslines lurk on "Mouthfeel." At almost nine minutes, "Memory Bias (Nostalgia)" is full of the subdued, warmed-over melodies that defined the early Mood Hut records, though something about Scott's approach is particularly fascinating, especially with its whisper-quiet arrangement. "Tchüss," with its big bassline, slippery chord progression and no kick drum, is the odd one out, but it's just as powerful as the other tracks on Quicksand, a record that conjures the atmosphere of the early hours of a candle-lit loft party.