It’s hard to know where to start, but a good place would be title track Kirk. The unintelligible vocal samples act as a melody and go beyond the deep house cliché of slowed spoken-word vocals. These small-but-significant details extend to the almost unbelievably lush ’80s-esque synth pads, or the bass sounds you can’t hear even on expensive headphones, but you can feel in your chest on a big system. The theme continues with This World, a slightly more chilled track with trippy undertones. The finale Tomahawk features some muted piano chords and dancing synth lines. It sounds like an unusual thing to say in an age when you don’t need a mutlimillion-dollar studio to make good music, but the Kirk EP sounds expensive. The reason is simple: these guys know how to produce, and they do so to perfection.
The Kirk EP is out now on Anjunadeep as a Beatport Exclusive.