Tapan - The City (12")
From the sound of this quietly impressive debut 12", Belgrade's Tapan see city life as one long, paranoid shuffle through streets riddled with potential hazards.
There's a definite creepiness and breathless feel to the title track's slo-mo industrial chug, winding saxophone lines and ambient house style samples. This strangely exotic, psychedelic feel is continued on the Middle Eastern hue of "KMD", while "The Party's Over" melds dub techno, dark ambient and post-punk influences on an impeccably clandestine workout.
Finally, the paranoia and dub techno influences are ratcheted up a few more notches on closing track "Sta Ti To Radis", which comes on like the imaginary soundtrack to a journey few will ever make.