With the „Red Hook Soil EP“ Nick Höppner delivers a complex, many-facetted record. On the A-side Nick opens in a classic style, but „Red Hook Soil“ quickly develops a modern, atmospheric mood. Tender stabs, soft synth washes and a metallic groove complement each other in surprising harmony.
The B-side opens with „Bait & Tackle“ which creates a darker vibe. The track builds a bridge between genres within its driving beat, the inspired use of percussion, bass and synths with trance borrowings suceeds in creating an unexpectly gripping combination.
On the final track „Decal“ industrial sounds and rich, hissing background noise meet pushing hi-hats over a dry, rolling kick drum, Nick adds sublte variations at the deepest levels throughout and so maintains a perfect balance and flow, creating a rich texture.