Beat science on an exciting dubstep label.
Detailed and powerful, the drums on "The Mandrake" swing in an addictive, elastic arc. Some kicks are engineered like a heavy stomp on pavement, while others are tuned to a melody and matched to a descending bassline that hints at the explosive glee of big-room trap. Around all that is a detailed and wiggly soundscape of ringing glass sounds, exaggerated swoops and hard-panned rustles. It sounds like a serious dungeon dubstep track turned inside-out into a celebratory banger.
Although they're stylistically different, the longer flipside, "Tinned," reminds me of Version founder Orson's "12:09" from his last EP—essentially dubstep at house tempo. Piezo flattens his drums down to a Baltimore-style pattern, attacking them with a flanger in the opening section and later washing them in a rich synth. You could call The Mandrake dubstep. You could also call it beat science.