U is a producer and DJ currently living in London. Previous records for Man Make Music have proven suitable for the club as well as home listening, while a collaboration with Babe, Terror as BTU for Erol Alkan’s Phantasy label was varyingly described as “pleasure with a sense of dread” (The Line of Best Fit) and “akin to having five songs playing simultaneously on your computer” (The Guardian)
Now Phantasy present ‘Haven In A Heartfelt World’, a new 4 track EP from U, defined in an early review by Mixmag as “mind-bendingly warped and beautifully distorted…” 9/10
‘The Kids Will Take Care of Themselves’ sees undulating metallic notes journey across a paranoid, murky beat while the video presents symbolic musings over its title.
‘Monogamy’ evolves from sparse underwater bleeps and blips and a barely discernable beat into a dense rhythmical clash, throwing primeval frequencies in all directions.
‘Shame’ is an apt title for a track so heavy with doom, the ominous weight of its layers merging with a wall of clattering percussion to a crescendo of almost unbearable intensity.
‘Pilgrimage’ plays out as an endless sonic dreamscape in two parts, a melancholy plain that begins again in a slow spiral of dissonance. The video includes spoken word edits, notably Mark Rothko’s final public statement, with images depicting a virgin with a painting and an actor with a forgery.