Cavernous bass tracks begging for a rewind.
It's also great to hear Martyn continue his run of form, both as a producer and a curator. "Frozen Bread Snaps" might be my least favourite of his contributions to the series so far, its timbre and plangent strings sounding a bit too Burial, but it's obvious he's currently drawing deep reserves of inspiration from UK garage. Noire's "Ballas" is a decent advert for the hard drum micro scene, which, after NKC's appearance on the previous FYE compilation, seems to be exciting Martyn. It's a rolling, late-night drum cut with filtered vocal phrasing that might evoke gqom or Afro house.
Aside from dub, at this point there's little point mentioning other genres in relation to Parris—he's doing something that he alone owns. On "Dusty Glass Bubbles" there is, once again, a cavernous sense of space and an atmosphere thicker than the thickest weed smoke. On the opposite end of the scale, "Door Of Guf" by Sin, Gremlinz & Jesta is the EP's undoubted banger. If it doesn't get rewound at a messy drum & bass party in the near future then something has gone seriously wrong.