Rustie — EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE (Warp, 2015)
Burdened by lackluster vocal spots and dull compositions, Rustie’s Green Language was a befuddled misfire. EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE, a wholly instrumental collection of neon-tinted wonky jams, seems to exist in response. Hyperactive and lavish, the album finds the Glasgow producer harkening back to the sounds that defined his seminal debut; “First Mythz,” the album’s first single, perfectly encapsulates what makes Rustie so endearing, a dolphin call signalling the song’s impending drops. Though the manic energy is back in full force, the album’s tracklist is largely bereft of variation. While the results are largely homogeneous, EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE certainly isn’t lacking in frenzied charm.
Trial Track: “Peace Upzzz”