Weirdo club tracks from an in-demand artist.
Where the recent mini LP Wild Chamber leaned into Torsing's love for bright melodies, on Branches On Ice we get to hear her knack for strange sound design. "Branches On Ice," for example, sounds like frogspawn looks. It squelches along at 140 BPM and waits until the last couple minutes to introduce its alien melody. The reflective "Walk In Twilight" is also very cool. It could be an electro track if the beats weren't somehow skewed in a way that's difficult to define. That "Bronze Goddess," which crawls along at 86 BPM, reminded me of the weirdo dancehall production group Equiknoxx, which shows how far out Torsing likes to venture. Only "Shaky Limbs" is hard to get on board with, its tumbling synths never quite attaining the other tracks' bizarre allure.