Roman Poncet returns to Figure with another batch of deadly efficient tools featuring four productions in his stripped-back signature style. Opener Vicious sets the stage with a snappy and muscular breakbeat holding the rhythm down tightly until creeping synths reveal the track's true, eery intentions. Marguerite is more welcoming, with gentle percussion and dubbed out chords making for a loop that could go on forever. The B-side is another example of skillfully sculpting sounds both lean and powerful. On Atome I ricocheting synth echoes and fine layers of percussion sway back and forth until they collapse into an extended atmospheric breakdown. Starting out reduced to its very nucleus, the second version slowly lets an electrifying tension fill the blank spaces. Comprising a set of bare-bone grooves as slick as they are powerfully moving, Roman Poncet delivers another EP in true Figure fashion that is sure to stay in the bag for a long time.
Electro / Electronic