Second Woman - E/P

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  • Few could predict what Telefon Tel Aviv's Josh Eustis and Belong's Turk Dietrich would sound like when they linked up as Second Woman for a self-titled LP in 2016. The album recalled a beloved strand of IDM pioneered by the likes of Autechre and Mark Fell, which is the aesthetic the duo further explore on E/P's two original productions, which range from "I E/P"'s techno complexity to "II E/P"'s pointillist stutter. With a lovely harmonic richness, "II E/P" recalls SND—Eustis and Dietrich take the sound and repurpose it with a drone and bassline. E/P also features well-selected remixes that intensify the release rather than seeming like afterthoughts. Jlin's judicious footwork touch is restrained but full of vibes, bringing out an energetic trance in "VII," a track taken from Second Woman's upcoming second album, which is due out later this year. Fluxion, the Greek producer hailed for his Chain Reaction singles in the late '90s, emphasizes the dreamy dub that lies beneath Second Woman's surface—less apparent in E/P's originals, but there nonetheless.
  • Tracklist
      01. I E/P 02. II E/P 03. VII (Jlin Version) 04. CC (Fluxion Version)