Hospital Records boasts a diverse roster and fans are well catered for when it comes to liquid and euphoric releases. For those with darker drum and bass desires, S.P.Y. is your man. On his new EP, he showcases his penchant for menacing synths and a haunting underlying atmosphere. The twitchy percussion of ‘Shadow Play’ combined with the animalistic snarl of the infrequent saw synth makes for a highly evocative atmosphere of fear. Not that he can’t let some light seep in here and there, as with the use of piano melody on ‘Get Up’. However, this is an anomaly, which ‘Termination’ and ‘Coldwave’ will prove with their tormented natures.
Words: Will Hunt
Label: Hospital Records