First Impression EP
The first release on Kin-Aesthetic Recordings, the First Impression E.P. came from label founder Kin;Aesthetic, introducing 4 distinct yet familial tracks, replete with DIY assembled beatwork, nagging arpeggiations and a hint of slightly awkward electronic pop...
Beginning with the heart-beaten distant rumble of Internal Mechanisms, the pulsing groove and transfixing melody grow alongside electrical bleeps, whirs and pops, before jumpstarting to life with a cascade of machine-like synth sparks.
The rising tidal unease of Swathes follows; looming layers of sinister synth pull you beneath the claustrophobic haze, broken only by a disorientated pattern of calming thumps, lighthouse ticks and distress flare snares.
On the flip, we're confronted by the heavily arpeggiated hip-hop urgency of Hyper-Ventilate, a breathing, heaving groove that expands from slight anxiety to full-blown emergency. Rolling drums and warping percussion join forces with increasingly intense poly-arpeggiations, building and fusing to a steamrolling head.
Finally, we explode into the closing quarter with the brightly-lit, jagged compute-pop of Clutch Control. Brittle synth-lines tussle to solicit the clapped-out RnB groove, searing through the clatter with climbing euphoria before collapsing with nowhere left to go.
Produced by Stephen Jarvis between 2004-2013.