Artist: Dense & Pika
Title: Colt EP
Label: Hotflush Recordings
Cat. #: HF041
Release Date: 14th Oct: Beatport Exclusive/ 28th Oct: Rest of the World
Format: Digital / Vinyl
A2: Black Deep
B2: Airless (Live)
Dense & Pika celebrate a hat-trick of releases on their Hotflush home with a display of mercurial melodic flair.
With all the hallmark analogue, dust-treated sounds, the record kicks into gear with the unpredictably lush piano refrain of ‘Colt’, betraying a level of sensitivity not normally associated with the boldly direct duo.
Elsewhere, they’re as visceral as expected. ‘Black Deep’ a demonic workout, all kitchen-sink percussion and body-blow bass, whilst ‘Vomee’ cruises along a bed of sparse atmospherics, dub-indebted stabs and bastardised vocals.
Rounding off the EP is their most refined work to date. ‘Airless (Live)’ recorded in one take with live percussionists, woodwind and modular synthesizers, exhibiting their latent versatility and teasing at the possibilities yet to come.