Commencing the EP with an eastern influenced string solo, the track "Equation" drops heavy into a rolling, syncopated verse, incorporating a unique blend of organic drum hits with icy, futuristic percussion tones.
Following up with a heavy half-time feel, "Strategy of Tension" features some interesting synthesizer panning, dissonant chords, sparse ethereal vocal sounds and eerie lead melodies.
Teaming up with Dutch producer VGB on the highly anticipated collab "Samurai Movement", the duo together deliver a deep, hypnotic 140 banger. Built out of an icy, dissonant static intro, the track progresses into a meditative verse full of impressively crafted, precise mids and unsettling, channelled sound effects, holding an overall cold, futuristic, industrial atmosphere.
Closing the EP, the title track "Recursion" is a futuristic, tribal roller, incorporating a unique blend of pounding, syncopated percussion sounds underneath of a whirl of tension-building sound effects and sparse mid growls.
Delivering a distinct, characteristic and fresh sound design, Shiken's blends continue to evolve at the forefront of the Indigo Movement imprint and continue to establish further a Japanese presence in the global underground bass music world
- Conscious Wave