Austrian combo Fourward - so-called because there are four members - has been delivering on-point drum & bass since the tail end of the noughties. Expansion is their second album in total, and first since signing to Shogun Audio back in 2014. It's a punchy and thrill-packed affair, moving from he far-sighted electro-jungle of "Beta Alpha Theta Delta", to the bubbly, D&B/hip-hop fusion of Pep hook-up From East, via the woozy "Over" and rip-snorting "Sequencer". Along the way, you'll find fine collaborations with Jake, Mefjus and Rene, as well as the twisted wobble bass assault that is "Dewey". In a word: bombastic.
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