An anything-goes producer looks to basement-rave EBM.
On Rising, "Frozen Sword," "Code Breaker" and "Storm Of Steel" are baked in the same mould, where mean, relentless, EBM-style grooves are splashed with melody. "Storm Of Steel" is the EP's most intense track. The drums are heavier, and the glockenspiel sounds like it's trying to shake itself from the grid. The title track rounds out the EP on a bittersweet note, with choral pads enhancing the mood. Rising isn't Chau's—or Antinote's—most imaginative release, but it's the most accomplished EP from this dance floor-focused trilogy. At 4 AM in a sweaty basement, you could drop the needle on any track.