- Release Date 2013-12-23
- Label My Favorite Robot Records
- Catalog MFR090
sounds that nod to the '80s as much as they do the unknown future. Vocals that seem resigned to their fate are stretched out between the beats and convey a real sense of pain as the colourful track unfolds all around. 'L.O.V.E. is Mysterious', one of the standout tracks from MFR's debut compilation Crossing Wires 001 this summer, is another brilliantly elongated hymn that's wrought with pain. The synths seem sombre in the way they get drawn out over the face of the track and prove HearThuG to be a real master of sadness.
The excellent 'Heartbeat' is a strident house cum electro jam with thick, rasping synth lines
spraying about above jostling broken beats. It's punchy yet emotive, and the vocals once again add an extra layer of humanness to the stark sounds HearThuG lays down. Finally, classy EP closer 'Emptyvision' is a little more laid back and elastic, bouncing in a nice deep groove with synth stabs and smears bringing plenty of tension to proceedings despite the leisurely pace. These are four heavyweight tracks that pack a serious and synth heavy punch, just the way the MFR label likes to do. On this evidence, HearThuG is likely to go on to become one of the stars of the future.