Kuedo and Joe Shakespeare’s new Knives imprint comes to fruition with a mesmerizing debut release from J.G Biberkopf and his Ecologies EP. It’s a release less concerned with traditional song structure in favor of providing an intense aural experience; beginning with ‘Air. Coltan. Carbon. Lithium’ which launches a visceral drone torrent amidst clatters of found sound, followed by an amalgamation of natural running water and militant grime percussion on ‘Spirit’. Next, ‘Waters’ is a grandiose statement, with its theatrical, glassy pads and glitchy interference, whilst ‘Black Soil’ shifts the temper again to a darker, more foreboding tone. On ‘Age Of Aquarious’ Biberkopf finds perhaps his strongest fusion; blending glacial, new-age beauty with rigid, half-step D&B drums, which set up the melancholic final tones of ‘Weakness’ to close in appropriate operatic fashion.