Dorisburg - Sinai Hypnosis EP
For their second outing after Genius of Time's sold-out Same Old Place EP , Gothenburg's newly established Aniara Records dive straight in the deep end with a double offering of ambient house and dubstep from upstart duo Fabian Bruhn and Alex Berg, AKA Dorisburg. Sinai Hypnosis' title track is a subtly budding nine-minute dose of Nordic bleariness, nestled somewhere between the woozy emotronica of Dntel's "This is the Dream of Evan and Chan" and Jichael Mackson's whacked-out minimalism. The result isn't explicitly joyful, nor is it "ambient" in its strictest sense—but it's enigmatic enough to be evocative of both, not unlike fellow compatriot The Field. Besides, if all that emotion is a bit too soppy in your record bag, the Dub version supplied on the flip might be more useful for the floor.
After the US and UK, Sweden is the world's third biggest music exporter. Despite this, it's probably safe to say that little of it has been underground dubstep. B-side "Mima" sets quite a benchmark. Sure, the droopy post-Burial vocals emerging early on may have been rinsed to death on other shores, but such misgivings are easily forgotten once the chirpy melody begins its flirty dance with a taut 2-step bass rub.
Wed / 13
A Sinai Hypnosis
B2 Sinai Hypnosis (Dub)