The brothers Overmono reunite for a new EP on their own Poly Kicks imprint. After dropping a tape of live recordings earlier on in the year, POLY011 finds Tessela and Truss back in the studio and serving up another dose of their melodious brand of bass-techno.
Out of POLY011’s two tracks, A-side ‘Le Tigre’ is the more immediate. The track’s pacy groove is not dissimilar to ‘Chiseler’s Rush’, the recent club standout from Call Super and Parris. There’s some old-school garage to the shuffling drum programming, but the deft and balanced production here also draws on contemporary innovations from labels like Timedance and Where To Now?. As ‘Le Tigre’ progresses you find the insistent bass motif burrowing into your brain as the fizzing synths swell to a climax.
On POLY011’s flip, ‘Salt Mix’ harks back to the more experimental tones that Overmono explored throughout the aforementioned cassette. While an insistent loop carries the ghost of a bleep-techno influence, the melange of found sounds and reverb-drenched electronics underneath it pushes us in a different direction entirely. This is the kind of abstract expression that one finds dotted throughout Actress LPs.
On their latest two-track EP Overmono deliver tunes that are as colourful as the cover artwork.