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One of the best at warping D&B and deep techno, Forest Drive West rinses four subaquatic twysters for R&S and fans of Sully, Source Direct, UVB-76 Music
With 2018’s debut LP ‘Apparitions’ and ace 2019 turns for techno labels Whities, Echocord and Delsin in his rearview, London’s FDW both ruffs up and refines his sleek, rolling heft to deeply hypnotic degrees on the ‘Terminus EP’.
‘Impulse’ rolls out a battery of possessed percussion and snarling neuro licks like Ruffhouse meets 33EMYBW, where ‘Terminus’ follows with needling juke patterns and rolling subs swarmed by disembodied sound design. ‘Void Control’ ices the mood to something like Mika Vainio stepping off with Pessimist, and the transition from cinematic drone into swingeingly tight 2-step and jungle rollige in ‘Curved Path’ surely marks out a new high water mark in his catalogue.