Frozen Border sub-label Horizontal Ground returns with this haunting EP from Birmingham-via-Texas producer DJ Skirt. "In The Meadow Under The Stars", which meanders across the entirety of the A Side, seems unsure as to whether it is delicate or strong; brittle or robust - droning atmospherics and ethereal vocal sweeps mark give the track a menacing sheen. There are no such contradictory messages "Ikaros", which sees a granite hard kick looped deep beneath a hanging synth line, while "Six Hours" could easily be the soundtrack to the scariest Japanese horror flick you've never seen. A stunning reminder of how emotive, moving and frankly terrifying techno can be.
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