Little brother and friend, Joe aka Forever takes us on an exploration of hazy, dub-inflected sounds on his latest release for Grade 10.
On the A-side, the tense atmospherics of 'Depth Charge' give way to the sun-kissed chords and dancehall-esque rhythms of 'Watch This', finally being rounded off with the record's title track - a sub-driven 7 and a half minute roller, where percussive patterns and dusty chords drift and weave amongst each other.
Side B continues on to more dub-leaning tracks, with 'Alpine' picking up the pace and echoing pulsing synths in to the abyss, followed by a drugged out 'Opioid mix' of the title track - a drum and bass combo sat somewhere between Memphis rap and classic soundsystem rumblers. Closing out the record is 'UR', plunging in to the depths with sonar-like samples and echoing vocals like ghosts trapped in the machines.
Label: Grade 10 International
Cat No: GTi012
Format: 12" Vinyl in hand-screen printed sleeve
Release Date: 16th August 2019
A1. Depth Charge
A2. Watch This
A3. In Your Own Time
B2. In Your Own Time (Opioid Mix)