Review: Neuropol – Innermost EP
Cosmic Bridge’s CMD imprint drops its first EP, and the honours of smashing the bottle fall to Neuropol. Label boss Om Unit has a contact book like the Yellow Pages, but he’s handed CMD001 to the rising Bristolian producer, who repays the favour with a spacy four-track effort which nods to jungle as it thumps into the cosmos.
The EP opens with the smoothly brooding ‘No More’, which opens up a chasm between the rumbling bassline and Marlene Abuah’s delicate vocals into which rushes a breath of space dust. Things boil down a bit harder on the opaque ‘The Rise’, all sawtooth stabs on top but with rolling atmospherics on either wing.
It’s more of a jungle thing on ‘Mile Out’, which is driven by a choppy think break with a touch of the old school in both its stratospheric pads and low-key bassline, and closer ‘25th Hour’ stomps through its dreamscape on an unrelenting kick drum.
Here’s a tidy minimix of the record, or scroll down for the tracks in full…