With Beyond The Pub, Norwich label Cosmic Pint Glass are either having an existential crisis about alternative watering holes, or have curated a new VA EP that nods to afterhours music away from the club. Described as a homage to “drunken treks to the filthy shop to outer body experiences in the icy wonderland’, the four track release comprises of expansive tunes, varied in their tone and intensity under the house umbrella.
With ‘As the Frost Sets In’, Julian G build an energy well suited to cold and long winter nights. Far off, metronomic synths grow steadily into the warmth of the bass and 4/4, as if coming in from the chills, settling in until sun. A track with a strong sense of time and place, complimenting the broader philosophy behind ‘Beyond the Pub’. A superb first release from the artist.
Beyond The Pub is out now – buy from Bandcamp.