Never Understand EP (Osiris Music Vinyl)
overlook - never understand ep
label: osiris music
cat no: osmuk053ep
format: 12" vinyl
genre: drum and bass / techno
blurring the lines between drum & bass and techno often tested by friend and occasional label-mate pessimist, overlook delivers four of his most atmospheric, genre-busting tracks on osiris music uk.
opener ‘down the rabbit hole’ leads with frantic tribal rhythms, before the eponymous second track slows the pace a little to lock the listener in a claustrophobic club full of slo-mo swaying bodies, distant vocal samples reverberating around even-more-distant hits.
on the b side, the pace continues to slow: ‘residual’ drives forward with a sustained tension and breathy hints at something lurking in the shadows, before ‘crisis’ eschews beats altogether to explore a more sombre mood: an ambient piece that feels like it’s just been unearthed from a forgotten time.