Splund Popper EP – Review by Covert

NYC’s Satamile comes with this stunner from the Middle Men. ‘Synchotron’ is bass-driven electro sci-fi with a twisted vocoderish rap, breaking into new ground in the electro sound. Crunchy punching basslines and a pure funk break, with great arrangements and growling synth lines. ‘Voices From The Void’ uses bubbly melodies and layered voices from the void with sinister synth lines. And ‘What On Earth’ goes to a deep and dark place with its alien synth conversations and answering percussive, before developing a light, bright and airy quality with its main refrain. Strong arrangements throughout and the kind of EP that oozes build quality, the kind of US build quality one can readily expect from this fine and stalwart label.

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