Sense Memory EP
£1.00 – £4.50
1. “Sense Memory”
6. “Lower Decks”
Back on Dispatch following 2019s’ Sub Rosa’ and ‘Orbital’ EPs, Ben England aka Natural Forces delivers the stunning ‘Sense Memory EP’. Formerly one half of dnb production duo Basic Unit, his output as Natural Forces takes a much deeper and reflective tone – exploring minimal liquid sounds, packed with the type of progression and intricate details that make his music a perfect fit for Dispatch Recordings.
Title track ‘Sense Memory’ is a reflective, minimal stepper built around filtered vocals and classic liquid funk elements. Reminiscent of that early Creative Source sound, this one almost sounds straight from the dancefloors of Swerve.
Guiding things into tougher territory throughout the EP, Native Elements shows he knows how to work a bass synth just right, from the rolling ‘Birthright’ to the abstract jazz fused jungle drums of ‘Genesis’ via the heavy-hitting ‘Identity’. As the experimental track ‘Downwards’ rolls out, the snarling bass and off-key synth lead the listener deeper. The final track, ‘Lower Decks’, sees Natural Forces in full choppage mode, with precision edits and drumfunk-esque chops completing the EP with a heavyweight banger.