Opting for some artfully woven anonymity for some of their releases, emergent Belfast electronica label Champion Sound offer up another no frills slab of wax with a potent selection of downtempo steppers. There are plenty of familiar reference points here from the pitch-shifted vocals to the mournful pads that exist in the Burial inspired tributary of dubstep, but there's plenty of range to be found on the record, not to mention accomplished production. At times the beat is little more than a heartbeat, at other times rasping and brittle, but always moving in an entirely different way to its counterparts. The mood may remain the same throughout the EP, but it's the drums that make this record worthy of attention.
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