- Lucy achieves something decidedly impressive on the opening track of the Finnegan EP—at one point, the Stroboscopic Artefacts head battles with at least three different tempos. One sounds like the sails of a windmill turning—it can't be more than 50 BPM—another a classic, pile-driving industrial rhythm and later up pops a Doppler Effekt-style chattering metallic clank. It makes for a complex record that demands time and effort from the listener.
The EP is then taken over by Blawan cohort Pariah. In line with the Scotsman's clutch of emotive UK bass-leaning sojourns with R&S, this is techno that effortlessly mixes the hard-hitting with warmth. The main remix begins with jangling percussion that sounds like some wild tech fantasia on a dancehall riddim. It's carried through the track, later joined by crashing cymbal slithers and elephantine synth swells that slosh from one side to the other.
There's not a huge change in Pariah's dub version—but it wears a slightly more deranged grin in comparison. Noticeably darker, that riddim is now whacked through some distortion FX while underneath a cold, spectral wind blows through it. Another entry in an increasingly impressive body of work for Arthur Cayzer.
02. Finnegan (Pariah Remix)
03. Finnegan (Pariah Dub Mix)