Slime returns to Russia for a second helping of the new wave of electronic artists emerging from the former Soviet bloc. This time it's the turn of Drual, whose emotive and playful take on electronica marked him out immediately as a perfect fit for the imprint.
'Ritual' kicks off with a tropical rhythm that is quickly inverted into bucolic melodies and scattershot percussion. Slow waves of euphoria descend into the mix, with melancholy chords providing a beautiful juxtaposition to the frenetic beatwork.
'Void Player' packs a whole lot of invention into its short running time, with trembling notes fed through the prism of dubstep resulting in brand new forms.
'Vutrobe' extrapolates the pastoral enchantment of Boards Of Canada and re-configures it into something haunting.