On his latest EP, Chorus, KiNK reflects the workmanship of his live sets. Effectively divided into two portions, it storms through the doors with a title track whose structure evokes many a club anthem, with a familiar incandescent rise that leads to KiNK's fussy filter tuning, as he manipulates synth notes along a subtle gradient. The acidic flavour of "Emotional Breakdown" is nice at first, but peters out as he employs the same strategy, to diminishing returns.
Hypnotic loops make up the latter half, delivering a rather abrupt end to the EP. While these can offer insight into KiNK's detail obsession (and are probably handy for DJs), the immense recognition he's earned comes from what develops overtop these loops, not the loops themselves. Without the usual crust of synths and drum lines, it's hard not to feel just a little short-changed as listeners. (Midnight Shift)