While October may be the more highly regarded producer, it's clear that the Bristolian has opened the door to new levels of production possibilities since he started working with Borai. A sound that was first hinted at on the debut BRSTL release late last year is further contextualised with an equally good (and vinyl only) release on the fledgling Never Learnt label. Evocative of what's happening in Bristol right now, "Level Abstain" approaches the house template from that uniquely West Country angle, smudging out the lower recesses of a track that is dipped in infinity. Flipside, the duo reaches further into the audio murk on "Vital Ital Rub" which is markedly more restrained in approach and shows October and Borai fully capable of setting a particular mood.
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