Debut EP by Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones, who aside from producing music also run the audio-visual production unit 'Fractal Fantasy'. Zora released several collaborations on last year's 'Visceral Minds 2' including 'Dark Matter' with Jlin, while Sinjin has collaborated with DJ Rashad, Just Blaze and MikeQ, and also produced music for Kanye West and Frank Ocean.The EP is a great showcase for the duo's emotional, maximalist chimeras of abstract pounding beats. From the punchy, circular, grandiose build-ups of opener 'Vicious Circles', to the unyielding melancholy of 'God' with its Bulgarian choir sample against a peak Timbaland-era rhythm, the record's potent synths and manipulated vocals are both simultaneously fierce and friendly. 'Source of Conflict' is a poised dance between pulsing ambient textures and drilling beats, while 'Lurk 101' pits a volley of abstracted juke toms up against a hammering drumline. 'BabyboySosa' feels like drum-less drill, manipulating vocals into strange alien shapes over a bassline before spiraling toms and hi-hats start to form a forceful march. The EP concludes on the love anthem 'And You Were One' with a chipmunked vocal running through its wonky chorus of bent notes and chords.
Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones: Vicious Circles EP
Vicious Circles Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones 2' 00''
God Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones 2' 00''
Source Of Conflict Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones 2' 00''
Lurk 101 Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones 2' 00''
Solace (Interlude) Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones 1' 21''
BabyboySosa Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones 2' 00''
And You Were One Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones 2' 00''