The Ice_Eyes name might be familiar to anyone that follows labels like Seagrave and Genot Centre. Championing a sound that falls somewhere between fiercely forward-facing sound design and mutant grime abstraction, it was only so long before the Athens duo landed on the consistently-intriguing Hypermedium imprint too; in fact, they pick up right where Penelope’s Fiancé’s melting pot maelstrom and Yara’s bass mutations left off.
A departure from the dembow rhythm of ‘Hydro’ or ‘Folded’s drum & bass experimentalism, ‘Crystalbody’ brings a more upfront and angular energy. Club dynamics front-and-centre, a sense of sad euphoria offsets the hammer and tong assault.
Vicious Circles is out February 19th on Hypermedium | Pre-order here