Review: Rote is the latest collaborative project of Daniel Avery and Volte-Face, the former being a mainstay of Erol Alkan's Phantasy Sound and the latter already an important member of London's BleeD label. Their second EP, the minimally labelled EP2, lands on the aforementioned imprint with five tenebrous segments of electronic fuzz in all its various styles and guises. For instance, "Lifted" is a chilling, beatless opener made of hollow ambient sonics, whereas tunes like "Rote 3" or "Rote 4" are driven by subtle swarms of 4/4 beats and skeletal blends of percussion and distorted tones. "Sun In The Nigh" is a glorious, wide-eyed noise improvisation, and "End Of The Sky" cools the temperature down with a deep and cerebral slice of IDM-like beats. TIP!