Basic Rhythm: Pepper EP (Hypercolour, 2021)

July 18, 2021 at 1:23 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Basic Rhythm: Pepper EP

Basic Rhythm’s newest EP leans closer to the off-center house of Theo Parrish than most of his other work, while still coming from the lineage of U.K. bass music. “Pepper” has somewhat nervously paced kick drums and spirals of saxophone, shot through with bass directly inspired by grime. “3am on the Corner” keeps in line with its car door-slamming thuds, as well as an even wave of bass which constantly levitates and recedes. “Moonlight Flit” basically takes an unconventional sample, a brief percussive pattern that sounds more like sticks clinking against ceramic than actual drumming, and rolls with it, adding some additional bursts for emphasis. Stripped-down club tools that still sound big and will knock you for a loop.

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