Logos – ‘Cold Mission’

Our rating:

This debut album is a tribute to grime’s origins in the early 2000s

Logos is an east London producer, and this debut album is a tribute to grime’s origins in the early 2000s. The producer has spoken about how the album is informed by a sense of loss he feels for that period, and as such the fledgling sounds of grime pioneer Wiley’s microgenre Eskibeat are everywhere. Hollow bass, cold synth-lines, gun samples and even the odd jungle lick on numbers such ‘Alien Shapes’ and ‘Wut It Do’. But ‘Cold Mission’ is more than a nostalgia trip. Tracks like ‘Stasis’ and ‘Atlanta 96’ are like dark and ambient sci-fi soundtracks, whereas ‘Menace’ and ‘Seawolf’ are such abstract and disjointed takes on the genre they create something entirely new and exciting. This is grime, evolved.

Huw Nesbitt

Details

Record label: Keysound
Release date: 02 Dec, 2013