The abundance of material offered up by the enigmatic pair hasn’t seen them forsake quality for quantity as they return with their trademark immersive, dub-inflected sound on ‘Fujiyama’, their contribution to a VA EP on Banoffee Pies.
It’s subtle and percussion-led, with a skittering, motorik groove that gains confidence, revealing more of itself as it progresses. A dreamy, off-kilter synth somehow manages to occupy sub-aquatic Drexciyan landscapes and deep space simultaneously, anchored to reality by the faultless drum programming. Frenetic warbles of bass add just the right amount of grit to the equation, and make it clear that ‘Fujiyama’ is just as suited for those sunrise sessions of summers gone by as it is for home listening.
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