Bicep are back with the second release on their eponymous Feel My Bicep label with the follow up to last yearʼs “Vision Of Love”. After a sustained period setting up their new studio, FMB002 features three tracks pushing into a synth driven direction in comparison to earlier releases.
After the “Stash” EP on Aus Records showed the duo stepping out of their comfort zone, FMB002 continues that trend. “Satisfy” features melodic pads, leads and a breakbeat heavily indebted to 80s freestyle and Baltimore club. “Snackbar” takes a much tougher line, with a subtly growling and grinding bass underpinning its menacing chords reflecting their recent more techno heavy sets. “The Final Trip” is deep into late night Belfast territory, keeping it true to the classic pairing of jackin' 909 and juno 60 live through the whole track.
According to the boys themselves “Expect a more frequent and increasing varied output in future – this EP is some tracks made purely to fit into our sets, which are tending to a little bit more techno at the moment... More to come..”
Published: 7th November 2013