FURS :: Anti-Node EP (Detroit Underground / eBoy)

Overall an enjoyable EP that segues from quaint electronics to well-oiled rhythm blocks while retaining its bright lit canvass of melodic shuffles.

FURS ‘Anti-Node EP’

Anti-Node - Furs The smothered 8-bit audio bubbles of the early 00’s rings in the air on FURS’ extended player with dBoy (a collaborative effort between Detroit Underground and the German graphic design group eBoy).

The title track breaks the ice with its glistening melodic bristles, delicate harmony and high pitched scrambling. ENV(itre) redesigns the front-end melodies and encapsulates a laid back approach—each squished beat tripping on the other as manipulated bleeps cascade in the fog. Jimmy Edgar’s contribution takes on a classic Merck styled electrified hip-hop position as it embeds a looped vocal sample and begins to break down into byte-sized funk. Somfay resets the entire sonic library to that of dance-floor ready techno that is muddy, mutated and mangled into a form of hypnotic rhythms buried in chaos. “Freezy” is the well needed breather on this seven track debut. Set around darkened corridors, tribal atmospheres, synth warfare and a subtle post-industrial accent, the piece is simply a bundle of delicate chaos. “Shame” contains an ebb and flow of classic Artificial Intelligence-era music from Warp as it transcends into a mixture of low-end dub pulses and dribbling percussion. Closing up with “Suck,” FURS leaves a noticeable dent in an otherwise overflowing sea of bedroom musicians. Blending fuzzy bleeps, nocturnal bass-lines and a slight Brothomstates feel, “Suck” leaves the listener in anticipation of further musical engagements.

Overall an enjoyable EP that segues from quaint electronics to well-oiled rhythm blocks while retaining its bright lit canvass of melodic shuffles.

Anti-Node is available on Detroit Underground. Buy at  iTunes or Beatport.

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