Four months ago, Do Androids Dance spoke with Brooklyn-based producer Curses (aka Luca Venezia, also known as Drop the Lime) regarding the reinstatement of his one-time production and DJing alter ego, as well as new label Safer at Night. On his forthcoming EP release for Let’s Play House Records, Bark In The Dark, it delivers as expected. The aesthetic is dark and deep throughout, the EP’s title track feeling like a simmering piece of Cajmere-style Chicago acid/tech-funk, a minimalist vibe opening wide to reveal a bright, looping saxophone. Thick and fervent, it’s definitely worthy of later than late night heavy rotation.
“Eyes on You” is a mind-warping techno workout, as between a lone synth, warped snare drum and thumping bassline, this is the aural equivalent of driving to Dr. Frank N. Furter’s Mansion of Rocky Horror Picture Show fame, and not quite knowing what’s about to happen.
Bark In The Dark is out on July 21 on vinyl and August 4 digitally.