Jikuroux’s Ruptured Pulse EP is a lustrous wrecking ball. Shimmering melodies ride heaving, clattering drums as the record careers through three breathtaking cuts.
An Elysian voice floats amid cavernous crashes and blistering synth licks as Only U begins. At the vertiginous drop an icy melody grows fractal-like over pummeling kicks and intricate percussion.
The EP’s title track follows, beginning with pneumatic percussion and hypnotic synths before dropping into a miasma of beats. The track twists and lashes, mutating through a labyrinth of rhythms until a haunting melodic refrain returns to guide the listener out.
Slow Pressure slams in to close the EP, bubbling and gasping into a taut rhythmic machine. A harried Britney expresses her need for time, space and love before the track culminates in a dizzying whorl of drum rolls.
Ruptured Pulse finally debuts the tight and fiercely singular production practice Jikuroux has been developing from her Sydney home.
Mastered by Sam John at Precise. Cover artwork by Jikuroux and Celia Bradshaw.