It's those other tracks that are more representative of what he's best at: slow, graceful house music. The groove on "Blushes" is so elegant it practically curtseys with each careful dip, and the track's use of slightly swung analogue drum machines is balanced by a rather modern coat of techy wax polish. "Nylon Sunset" breaks up a spooky string sample and sprinkles the crumbs over another shattered house rhythmïcomplete with handcranked percussionobut this time it works much better than "Ton," retaining the groggy dragging-feet feeling of some of the best of this stuff.
Peverelist is drafted in for a remix of "Sunset," a savvy double-edged sword in that it simply outshines everything else on the EP. The fellow Bristolian pulls the track down into the swamp, forcing a raucous and jacking beat to wade through the goop like a runner sprinting in place. While the best thing on Vessel's debut EP might be a remix, there's still a lot here to get excited about.