Her first release since last year’s ‘Wait Til’ Night’ album, which featured synths and live instruments meshed with Cooly’s vocals, this EP by contrast presents five tracks of house music, the Cooly G way : stripped down to the essentials, dark, and built for maximum soundsystem impact. These tunes have a steely grid more common to techno, but at house’s slower pace.
Kicking off is the moody ‘Trippin B’, with a spiralling three note bassline and a quick dubbed out sample of Cooly’s voice, over tough rolling drums, finessing the art of keeping it simple and effective. ‘Booboo’ is all shivery male / female vocal samples and slipsliding drum patterns that subtly warp and transition.
‘Flange City’ runs a see-sawing acidic five note scale over shaky, spacious claps, a rolling drum pattern and a deep sub bass kick. ‘Waybay’ featuring Marc Perrineau is the most straight-up track here, a spooky dive into scratchy, scissoring rhythms, with a subtle panning melody over dubby bass. ‘Horrors In The Dance’ is a wild workout, with strange shapes thrown across bouncing drums that stop and start, build and drop with dub sirens thrown into the deep spaces in between.
‘Armz House’ is powerful and direct return to the dancefloor for Cooly G.