Mica Levi? Tirzah? Scratcha DVA? These are some suggestions for who might be behind 1995 Epilepsy, the mysterious new release from a label that mostly puts out music from Dean Blunt. 1995 Epilepsy is occluded, fitful and confusing, tapping into a hazy form of drum & bass like a dream of its titular year. From blown-out bitcrushed reveries ("Grows") to brisk, straight-up rollers ("Tug Of War"), almost every track on the record is based around the genre, though it's hardly functional.
"Went Too Far" is a brief drum & bass track with a looped vocal, baroque synths and hellish descent into distortion, while "Get 2 Kno" is a syrupy autotune ballad that recalls the patchwork songraft of Inga Copeland or Tirzah. 1995 Epilepsy unfolds like a fantastic fever dream. In between the distorted squalls of the opening and closing "Afters" tacks are brilliant hooks, tough drum & bass beats and waves of catchy melody.