Frenetic, intense and fully Livity Sound in style, these definition defying tracks are the results of several jamming sessions between label mainstay Peverelist and rising star Hodge.
To the uninitiated, Zennor is Bristol pair Andy Mac and Peverelist and on the basis of this debut release for The Trilogy Tapes, it looks to be an opportunity for them to approach the form of club music from a straighter angle. Indeed, there is certainly a less complicated feel to the three tracks here and it’s no bad thing, with a certain Newworldaquarium charm to the manner in which lead cut “Never In Doubt” gracefully covers the A side. The slippery broken beats which surface deep into the production’s duration are perhaps the one concession to current Bristol dynamics. There are hints of Detroit in the chords and keys of “Storms” whilst the brief, twisting “Tin” is perhaps the closest thing to Livity Sound here.
Peverelist drops two righteously forward riddims for Punch Drunk. The Bristol ringleader has built his rep on quality, not quantity and these tracks bear testament to his principled and stringently executed approach. ‘Better Ways Of Living’ nods to the pared down 808 aesthetic of Swamp 81 with a brittle bustling beat scaffold acting like monkey bars for a piped synth organ to twist, scuttle and roll around in, while ‘Fighting Without Fighting’ continues the rhythmically busy flex with slick dipping edits and bespoke dub measurements applied in a future jungle-hardcore style.