Another hotly tipped act to appear on Scuba's Hotflush imprint, Sepalcure blend ambient soundscapes with lush melodies, hushed vocals and a deep, experimental post-dubstep sound that's quite frankly, really rather wonderful. Kicking off with the title track, Sepalcure send us into a sublime headspace which is somewhere between contemporary hot shots like Mount Kimbie, Pariah and fellow yanks Vondelpark and Ninja stalwarts like Cinematic Orchestra. Next, "Your Love" takes things even more downbeat with echoing, reverbed atmospheric crackles and a warm, murmuring b-line yet there is a sense in which this track won't settle...constantly fidgeting and looking towards the horizon until entering a contemplative passage towards the end. It leads us neatly into "No Think" - which could well be the defining track of the EP, what "Work Them" was to Ramadanman last summer. Here, lurching 2-step rhythms hit home with great effect, the same shimmering, barely-there vocals and an overwhelming sense of brooding darkness. Divine. "Inside" closes the EP with a short two-minute Flying Lotus style finale, incorporating string flourishes, muttering lyrics and warm ambient watercolour washes.
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