Enigmatic production powerhouse Wreckless crafts his latest EP, Earthquakes and Whispers, for Ant TC1’s beloved Dispatch Recordings. This hefty 6-track composition captures the essence of his complex sound with the fusion of natural and synthetic elements. Wreckless himself schools us on the making of the percussive elements on the title track: “Starting with old sampled breaks gives the tune a real, natural groove. The idea for the drums was to create a groove that just rolls out with the bass.”
“Stressed Out” is a solid offering with an attractive ambient feel mixed with a serious and weighty synth-line, along with “Movement Across the Water.” The chemistry between Wreckless and long-time collaborator Necrobia is evident with “April,” a track that provides deep and droning basslines with a truckload of expertly crafted drums. From zoning out to “Late Night Driving” or taking a meditative journey to the soundscapes of the brittle and funky “Expectant,” the vibey offerings on Earthquakes and Whispers are bountiful, so enjoy the EP in its full glory here, direct from the Dispatch store.