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Fall Down EP

Machining Dreams
Sean Hernandez goes back to basics on ‘Fall Down’. Advocating a stripped-back sound, the US producer never veers into the realms of sounding under-produced or lo-fi for the sake of it. Granted, tracks like ‘Praying Mantis’ and ‘Ride 3’ only contain a few elements, but their discordant riffs and insistent, primitive rhythms have the hypnotic qualities of a tribal rain dance. 'Leaf', meanwhile, channels vintage DBX to add subsonic blips and bleeps, while best of all, the title track sounds like early Neil Landstrumm trying his hand at Chicago house, its hissing hats and tumbling drums pushed into the red.
8.5