The second track changes mood a fair bit, starting out with some shuffly classic liquid funk.with female vocals. Then the harder bass and beats hits, and we get some oscillation between these two song parts.
Shitbox is our first dubstep outting, like all of them, quite short (this one is very short). A bit glitch and not so impressive to me, compared to other offerings. But all these ambient and dubstep interludes pace the album very nicely.
Split the atom, starts off with some leads crawling out their filter boxes from a padded start. This a floor on the floor techno job, but full with the bottom heavy bass and beats they do so well. This track has some of the funky leads like those on the hadouken! Album. From this and a few other tracks, seems they have a funky side. I guess the range in part comes from being a trio.
Thursday is pure liquid funk. It starts with some synth ambience, and then gets driven in a minimal way (I'm not referring to the minimal dnb genre here, just simplicity - theres nothing on this album anything like minimal dnb), with some more melody coming in and then a gentle fade to ambience again. Even with a slightly minimal track like this, it never gets boring, the flow is perfect.
Leakage brings back the dubstep. This one has more of that plodding funk sound that I like in my dubstep.
Hand Gestures is another minimal-ish drum and bass peice with a funky shuffle. Theres some liquid funk pads in parts, and and a scatterings of lovely bass. As you can see this album moves the mood and pace in a very delibrate flow, like the individual tracks themselves.
Headknot returns us to some more dubstep, this time some nice pulsating, slippy bass is the treat. Nice, but again very short.
Red Heat is serious funk techno, with sampling galore, guitars and a disco guitar riff! This track, really packs some funk, maybe even a bit cheesy for me, but I can imagine loving it on the dance floor - in those"right" circumstances ;)
Shellshock is a drum and bass track, starting with a rap by Foreign beggars. The rolling heavy dance floor shuffle, and big bass is dance floor break work out heaviness.
Alpha Centuri starts with some great progressive leads, in a big lead in. Very future/space. It switches half way through to a techno beat, some excellent pulsating slippy bass and a touch of funk.
Diplodocus is a ploddy slippy bassline based drum and bass peice. I really dig the sample, and the mid-level energy of the low basslines.
Paper Doll provides some pure ambient warmth. Nice.
Stigma, raves it up with some fast leads. Its a drum and bass peice that alternates between a rising bassline and a saw lead melody. This is another favourite.
The album ends with a longer dubstep peice, “Square feet”. Nice ploddy rythmn, again, great bass.
Overall, this is really a fantastic production, and I’ll continue to listen to it for a long time. A small criticism would be that with their abilities, there could be a little more big heavy dance/dnb tracks, but then the sheer variation and its pacing makes it much easier on the ears for general listening. And this will have a wider appeal also. So, pretty much perfect. I’ll be watching these dutch bass wizards for more, and I totally recommend giving this one a listen!