James Ruskin and Regis combine for an electrifying techno EP.
Easy Pray, that last release, showed how fine the margins are with this type of techno. It was based on the same caustic synth loops as before, but didn't quite achieve the same feeling of lift-off through its basic elements. The World Remade has no such issue. All three of the main tracks (there are also two locked grooves) immediately sync into alchemical grooves that don't relent. It's possible they all came from the same studio sessions, with similar sounds—sculpted kick drums, super tight synth loops, exaggerated mid-ranges—tweaked to differing ends. "The World Remade" is the most anti-social. "New Departures" is the wonky one. "Reversing Into Tomorrow" has a streak of fun in its pulverising groove. And don't sleep on the locked grooves: "Lock 2," in particular, has the type of spiky energy that defines the best of O/V/R.