Vessel sets the Standard for left_blank

With anticipation for his forthcoming album on Tri Angle still building, UK imprint left_blank have announced the news that the Bristol-based producer Vessel will be releasing a second EP on the label next month.

Released on left_blank last summer, the producer’s Nylon Sunset EP was one of 2011’s most original sets of dance tracks not necessarily aimed at the dancefloor, connecting the dots between Bristol’s house, techno and dubstep scenes with an imaginative flair some of his more hyped peers in the city struggle to achieve.

His second EP for left_blank, entitled Standard,  follows a split cassette release with El Kid on Astro:Dynamics and a digital release for A Future Without, and sees him continue to develop his unique brand of house and techno, with the title track experimenting with the kind of narcoleptic sounds Andy Stott and Claro Intelecto have adopted on recent releases. “Merge” meanwhile comes across like a smudgy take on classic Detroit techno, whilst closer “Zero” sees his talent for abstract rhythmic structures come to the fore.

It will closely follow left_blank’s next release from Myown, and is another feather in the cap of a label whose rich curatorial ear is showing itself to be as keenly developed as the minds behind Workshop and Punch Drunk.

Standard will be released on 12″ and digital formats on 16 April 2012.


A1. Standard
B1. Merge
B2. Zero