Opener 'Husk' cuts and bleeps with a swooping vocal sliced up dryly, the melody leaning and throwing nicely. ‘Rozo’ has a more concise groove and melody, leading with a simple bassline and a short sharp synth before piano keys and short shakers lend the track a bastard groove towards its end. These two tracks I could see Fabric residents roadtesting in the backroom to a more clued-up, less obvious crowd hankering after 3 Channels productions on neat vodka and white powder.
First track on the flip 'Surge' starts off a bit techy with short snares, a bumpy bassline and once again dry, short shakers. This one builds, introducing a nagging vocal snippet and schizophrenic melody – something for Claude Von Stroke to spin afterhours maybe? Last track ‘Sook’ kicks off with the usual clicks, beeps and short bassline before the entry of confused vocal injections, minimal hits and synths. This number really jacks and the vocals give it a sense of composition – one to sniper most Balearic terraces.
Overall you get very consistent and thought through micro minimal house, dry basslines and sober punch-drunk samples. Compared to similar releases like Martin Landsky’s ‘1000 Miles’, this EP won’t blow up and become a record shop buzzword but it’s concise micro minimal that bodes well for peaktime or dirty afterhours, straight-up no-bullshit minimal house. After all, music’s for dancing, right?