How sad I am to read on Vaenus bandcamp that it will be his last EP for a long time. His brand of mix between breakcore, drum’n’bass and hardcore is really enjoyable.
I don’t think he could close this era any better than with this “Cold EP”. It takes back where the split/EP “Eating us up inside” left and continues on the way of creating great tunes. Except this time it’s even better.
Vaenus uses some vocal samples but doesn’t rely on it too heavily either and is used more as rhythmic instruments than anything else. All the tracks convey a really eerie and kinda sad atmosphere, energic but not brutal, atmospheric but not ambient.
We can find back here Vaenus’s love for pads. One of the elements here I really liked as well is the seldom use of kinda detuned synths contributing to convey the aforementioned atmosphere I talked about earlier.
I can’t encourage you enough to give a try to this wonderful EP which you can grab here