Brainmath cut a layer deeper with a properly good looking double pack from SBTRKT. Landing just ahead of his Grizzly hookup with Sinden, these four tracks feature the masked one exercising his moodier house and garage inclinations. '2020' shuts the airlock and pressurises yer headspace with sweeping jazzy chords and a streamlined broken house swing finished with that special SBTRKT lacquer. 'Jamlock' follows with heavily filtered tech-house with a mongrel blooded flux of UK garage infected swing and Berlin style reserve, keeping the funk tucked tight in the pocket. Meanwhile the deep house mystery of 'One Week Over' opens up to reveal a blend of Actress-alike swampy compressions and semi-lucid melodies and finally 'Pause For Thought' applies lolling chord sequences to brittle 2-step rhythm and trickling UR style jazz techno keys. The execution is second to none, maybe a little too plastic or digitised for some but made to sound ultra-fresh and oh-so-clean for everyone else. Killah!
C One Week Over
D Pause For Thought