by Om Unit
Released: Oct 2013
Label: Civil Music
Om Unit is in no hurry whatsoever on his debut album. The London producer was among the first of his peers to explore the intersection of dubstep, drum'n'bass and electro; now that such hybrids are commonplace, he responds by pushing the tempo ever slower. His house beats sway with wobbly motion, and his hip-hop positively crawls; even drum'n'bass tunes like "Wicker and Pearl" emphasize woozy, half-time rhythms. Synth and sci-fi aficionados will thrill to the glassy, dystopian affect that predominates, while fans of Sampha can find manna in "The Silence," a moody vocal cut featuring Jinadu.
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