Right from the outset, Nepte draws in by vast sonics and laser focus, unruly synths distort over a skipping beat that hits hard in the right places. As the beat takes a backstep but no less rhythmic, Kn Te3 is one for adventurous DJs, recalling the minimal loops that Ruskin is known for, seeped in industrial melancholy that fizzes a granular decay.
On the b-side, Nocke brings the beat back to the forefront with a muscular UK techno sound, highly effective and pounding. Closing the EP is Kn Am3 which retains the industrial sinew of its near-namesake Kn Te3, exposing raw synth excursions over brutalist machinations. This EP symbolises Ruskin’s dynamic approach, pushing at boundaries yet never without a strong grip over the dancefloor.
Tresor.314 releases November 8th on 180g. 12” vinyl and digital.
Artist. James Ruskin
Title. Siklikal EP
Release date. 8th November 2019
Format. 12″ / Digital
A1 / 1. Nepte
A2 / 2. Kn Te3
B1 / 3. Nocke
B2 / 4. Kn Am3
All tracks written & produced by James Ruskin
Cat. No. TRESOR145 / TRESOR314 – All rights reserved.
℗ & © Tresor Records 2019