The EP starts as it means to go on. Missing launches itself into a murky, slow building track that combines atmospherics with galloping kicks, a rumbling low end and recurrent glitchy synths. It toes the line between the heavier neuro energy from the rest of the EP, and a more progressive, textural roller.
Title track Crushing Steel teases calming, atmospheric pads in the intro, before rising kick drums lead into a drop filled with techy precision. It is the combination of various elements that come together to give this track its power - techno bleeps and fluttering percussion all drive the song forward with natural progression throughout.
Trench is a no-frills, techy drum and bass roller. A repeating vocal sample leads you into the drop, which hits you from every angle with disarming bass growls, accented by rolling percussion and strong progression throughout its entirety.
Final track - System Malfunction - is perhaps the heaviest, most dystopian sounding track from the EP. The sci-fi imagery harks back to the days of early techstep tunes, yet the production is more reminiscent of newer takes on neuro and minimal. Sound design is key here, with the wavering bassline syncing up with the tight drums and shadowy sound FX to generate pure energy throughout.
Distributed by Label Engine - www.label-engine.com