This fourth release from Les Points — aka the Italo-Swiss axis of Nicola Kazimir, Audino, Louh and Barbir — is another quietly superb EP. It's easy to be taken in by the understated, warming-yet-unsettling wonderfulness of 'Rhodes of Kunlun', which bleeps and blips beneath soothing Rhodes keys, or the shuffling depth of Rozzo's remix of 'The Holy Mountain'. But then there's the wonky intrigue of 'Cosmointeruptus', which you should overlook at your peril, not to mention the mind-bending 'Transform'. Jeez, these guys have got it going on.
Clearly, the vocal/lyrical cup runneth over this month. On ‘The Most Important Thing’ though, it’s a dead heat for MVP between Sarah, with her breathily effective song and Ferry & Ludovic, with their exactingly pitched production.
SumTingNew big boss, Cotti drops a four-tracker of yardcore dubstep bidness in his own inimitable style. And he doesn’t hold back, running tings proper hard. ‘Body Your Team’ has that raw dancehall and grime influence we’ve come to know him for. The Gremlins & Vital Techniques remixes of 'Ammo' slide between hectic midrange grot and bouncy wobble. Whilst ‘Sore Loser’ goes Coki style mental.
Gobstopper Records boss and Boxed club night boss, Mr Mitch, drops a four-tracker of grime instrumentals, but not as we know it. Weird, off-kilter, other. Worth seeking out.