- Though Ahmet Sisman's latest EP sees him offering up four different takes on languid house music, there's a sense of humid, steamy ethnicity to the proceedings overall. Operating in the downbeat nether regions of 4/4, they're thick with dark emotions and alive with a sense of impending doom that never quite manifests itself (at least not overpoweringly so).
Opener "Unknown Destination" is a dark, almost hymnal house chant that interlopes through tinkling cymbals, swollen subby throbs and jaundiced male vocal groans before "The Third Room" pushes forward with a greater density and more intent. "Get Low" is the most incendiary and purposeful, though, somehow managing to make a standard whooshing-air piston release sound worthy of its place amongst wet claps, more groaning, libidinous male vocals and a bumping, chugging bassline that undulates enough to keep momentum building throughout. "Dark Side of the Moon" stands out for the way a disenchanted, lovelorn tension hangs in the spaces between Sisman's searching, furturistic synths, Redshape-recalling icy cymbals and disheartened kicks, all of which manage to strike a sleep-deprived, end-of-the-night vibe which would have you dance one more weary, tired dance for following an emotional night on the floor.
A1 Unknown Destination
A2 The Third Room
B1 Get Low
B2 Dark Side of the Moon