Raffertie releases his first EP for Ninja Tune and it instantly establishes this young producer as a name to watch in electronic music. Not for Raffertie the arid choices of "post-dubstep" (how to sell out and when?). A young music producer of exceptional confidence and rigour, Raffertie instead makes electronic music to explore the boundaries of the possible. The Visual Acuity EP displays newfound maturity whilst keeping the nuances and character that mark him out as a true individual.
Both intensely cerebral and stupidly banging, "Visual Acuity" may fake being an aural equivalent of ADHD, but there is purpose to every twist and turn in this huge tune, the way that Raffertie pulls the music in and out of focus giving rise to its title. "You Could Be Forgiven For Thinking That" is more visceral than the opener, shot through with unexpected emotion. "Twitch" needs to played on very large speakers to be fully appreciated, Raffertie claiming that it is a piece "to be felt as much as heard." Despite its name, "Mimetic" copies nothing, instead creating a feeling very much like being in the head of a reveller as she waits for The Drop.