We finished 2015 with a six-track jumbo EP from Borrowed Identity and thought we'd repeat the same trick for 2016, though this time with originals from Okayama-based producer Keita Sano.
EYE begins with “Keep an Eye Out, Pt. 2,” a propulsive song that sounds like a lost contender for the Knight Rider theme. “Own Signal” keeps things dark, but with a spartan bleakness. The side finishes with “Smoker,” another manic cut that'll give you chills.
The flip finds Keita exploring brighter sounds without losing that industrial, jagged edge. “TRMK” is essentially a beat track that'll ignite any dance floor and “Fix” is a herky-jerky ditty that'll get you stomping around the club like a possessed reveler. The 12”'s cherry on top is “Think Twice,” a funky ass-shaker that centers around a crackly sample of crowd noise, a chopped-up disco vocal, and bouncy bass. A fiery finale for this hedonistic party.
Published: 31st March 2016