Following two excellent releases by the duo Thread, Reach Recordz kick off the new year with a release that stays true to the labels vision and further cements it’s reputation…On the helm for REACH003 is Charm Sneak, who delivers four dystopian, futuristic soundscapes.
The first track is a powerful slow builder of a tune. Constructed around a gyrating percussion pattern, incendiary handclaps and subtle, tidal melodies, it’s the wobbly acid line that slowly creeps in and really lifts it off.
The second track is expertly crafted & balanced, electroy vibes, Kraftwerkian melodies and an infinitely-repeated arpeggiated synth-riff. Boom. Beware though – it’s all reduced and distilled down to its bare bones.
On the flip, track 3 sees Charm Sneak abandon the restraints that characterises the first two cuts. A bolshy workout complete with super tight, crisp percussion, a pulsating bassline and a sense of unswerving urgency that is infectious.
Rounding off the EP & possibly the rawest of the tracks on the 12″. Just under that 140bpm sweetspot, it’s a gradual progression through bleeps, whirls, before locking into a motorik electro blizard. Another winner!