6 Songs, 25 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jacques Greene made his name with the ebullient vocal chops of his 2011 bass-music anthem “Another Girl,” but on this six-track EP, he largely shelves the R&B influence for moody, heads-down house and techno grooves. He hasn’t abandoned singers entirely, but their voices are subtler than before—less the main attraction than a watercolor wash meant to set off the mournful synth chords of “Avatar Beach” or the punchy 808s and Reese bass of “Perlant.” The title track shrinks the human element to a single airy syllable that’s looped like clouds of colored smoke over dusky, melancholy acid, and “Nordschleife,” another highlight, does something similar: Against rugged, Jersey-inspired breaks and trunk-rattling bass, wordless vocals float like wintry puffs of breath, rounding out the tune’s icy atmosphere.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jacques Greene made his name with the ebullient vocal chops of his 2011 bass-music anthem “Another Girl,” but on this six-track EP, he largely shelves the R&B influence for moody, heads-down house and techno grooves. He hasn’t abandoned singers entirely, but their voices are subtler than before—less the main attraction than a watercolor wash meant to set off the mournful synth chords of “Avatar Beach” or the punchy 808s and Reese bass of “Perlant.” The title track shrinks the human element to a single airy syllable that’s looped like clouds of colored smoke over dusky, melancholy acid, and “Nordschleife,” another highlight, does something similar: Against rugged, Jersey-inspired breaks and trunk-rattling bass, wordless vocals float like wintry puffs of breath, rounding out the tune’s icy atmosphere.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

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Epic

Feel Infinite was so good, but this is even better. Was loving “Nordschliefe“. But now “Perlent” is my jam. Can’t wait for the full album to unlock.

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