Rob Clouth's Clockwork Atom EP is a triumph of emotional composition and twisted beats. Recalling Jon Hopkins at his fiercest and Autechre at their most melodic, Clouth has put together something special for peak-time and morning-afters alike, three timeless tracks with bass to massage your ears and melodies to warm your heart. "Clockwork Atom" balances thick sub-bass and a player piano line recurring in waves of bliss. "Islands of Glass" begins with richly harmonic textures before jerking the listener across hilly, alien terrain. "The Descent" is slower but no less bedazzling, like a clone coming off an assembly line and being blinded by the sun.