Casual Treatment

Artist: Casual Treatment
Title: The Secret Code EP
Label: Symbolism
Cat. #: SYMDIGI034
Format: Digital
Release Date: 22nd September 2023
01 All The Way Up
02 Phenomenon
03 Secret Code
04 Cognitive Dissonance
05 Utopian Theme
06 Distorted Reality

Casual Treatment arrives on Ben Sims’ Symbolism

After his ‘Inner Urge EP’ dropped on Sims’ Hardgroove imprint in April ’23, Casual Treatment steps up with another six tracker for the UK don’s Symbolism imprint this September.

Entitled ‘The Secret Code EP’, the hefty release kicks off with the sub-aquatic sounds of ‘All The Way Up’, a bottom-heavy and tweaked-out cut that combines dance floor intensity with disorienting atmospherics. ‘Phenomenon’ and ‘Secret Code’ follow, gradually pulling back on the opener’s heady sounds and ramping up the tension/release stakes before the heavy swing of ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ funks things up. ‘Utopian Theme’, an organ riff-driven ode to Detroit, walks the line between dark/light perfectly before Casual Treatment disappears into the night with the tunnelling groove of ‘Distorted Reality’.