On Strict Face‘s Urgency, he had in the space of just four tracks, crafted a club weapon for every occasion. Born out of a period of creative block, the EP saw him look to his older demos for inspiration.
The EP’s elastic opener, ‘Thermal Failure’, came about through work on another remix, similar to how ‘Intraheat’ came about. The result is a squelchy haven of wonky melodies, crisp drums & rubbery synths.
‘Amateur Slugger’ is arguably the heaviest of the four tracks, with a punchy tech-kick, a dub- echoed build & a release that sees him have fun with the track’s rhythm. The EP’s closer, ‘Freezeframe’ embodies a specific style of synth chop that he was trying hard to replicate, & rounds out a versatile release that was born out of experimentation and no rules.