Sydney’s PhaseOne has finished prepping a four-item EP for Canadian bass bastion Firepower Records, and LessThan3 has the first listen to the keen, angular dubstep production Burdens.
The track’s intricate main sections are dominated by sharp, abrasive grinds, between which PhaseOne demonstrates his sonic vocabulary with an array of agile wobbles, squelchy blips, and synthesizer surges. Aloma Steele’s effortlessly dramatic vocal contrasts gorgeously with the fine-tuned destructive intentions that surround it for the sensation of looking on solemnly with indifference as a robot levels a major metropolitan area.
PhaseOne’s Touching The Stars EP is due out Nov. 11. Pre-order here.