DJ Tess – IENE
By Corey Maass
The walls close in. The shadows move. Your heart beats faster. “Iene” by DJ Tess is utterly terrifying, at least listening alone at 4 AM. Claustrophobic and urgent, banshees chant over frenetic drums, while tension-filled drones build and hover overhead before crashing over your head in waves of sub and siren. The sound design is epic and arrangement holds you captive.
Then the tense precision Found in “Iene” set the stage for the authoritative vocals of Logan in “Watch How Mi Dweet”. If this EP were a cop drama, This would be the mystery-fueled debriefing just before they figure out what really happened out there. Our hero, Logan, won’t rest until the truth is told, taut rhythms and spooky Atmosphere giving way to strength. I’m glad he’s on our side.
Posted on October 17, 2019