|2.||"Pusillanimous" (Frak remix)|
When we first copped the title of this EP, we half expected it to be filled with the aural equivalent soggy sausage rolls, stale crisps and half-drunk cans of cheap lager. Happily, Aussie techno and house producer Tuff Sherm - here in partnership with the previously unknown Patch Free - is too good a producer to fall into that trap. The title track is a sparse, stripped-back bumper, with both producers making hay with merely a handful of elements (bare rhythms, glacial melodies and hissing cymbals). "Sound 1" is an altogether stranger concoction, while "Pusillanimous" makes great use of dense, organic production and trippy vocal samples. Excitingly, techno titans Frak also provide a remix of the latter in their trademark fuzzy, heads-down style.
Ben Sims, Wes Baggaley, Eddie Richards, Tunnel Signs, Jose Manuel, Francis Inferno Orchestra, M5K, KevinTsuba, Sleep D / Butter Sessions, Roberto S, Edward Navarro, Khotin, MadderModes, Bradford James (DS Records), Thomas Wood
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