2562 - Aerial

Album Review

Album title
Tectonic Recordings
Release date
2 Jun 2008

2562 - Aerial

4/5 stars
Album review by Steve Glencross.
Published 23 May 2008

Tectonic is one of the true standout labels on the dubstep scene, with Pinch aka Rob Ellis running the show. His latest recruit is 2562, a cutting edge Dutch producer with a growing reputation for fusing deep non-formula dubstep and atmospheric techno. After several killer 12’s comes Aerial, an album that shows the impressive skills and depth he’s capable of as a producer. Standouts include the mighty Moog Dub, a staggered stepper cut, drawing on both dancehall and techno influences. Then there’s Channel Two, a killer off-beat held together by deep tech strings and heavy hitting bass structure, plus the breaks cut Enforcers, a superb bass roller with heavy dubbed out effects. Also worth a mention is Greyscale: moody, grainy beats reminiscent of the sound Burial has perfected over the last year. On this form 2562 stands out in the same way as Kode9, Pinch or Appleblim do, producing a truly unique sound. A class act.