The sixth release on Nic Tasker's hyped Whities imprint comes from the similarly fast-rising techno starlet Avalon Emerson. A-side "Frontier" sees her in fine form, contrasting a heavy, arpeggio techno bassline with the kind of exotic, winding, Far East melodies that you'd expect to find on a vintage Japanese deep house record. While suitably heavy, it's also a thing of great beauty. This approach continues on "2000 Species Of Cactii", where ambient piano riffs and languid electronic flourishes wrap themselves around a crunchy, broken techno groove. "The Frontier (High Desert Synthapella)", a handy DJ tool that doubles as an intoxicating chunk of blissful synthesizer ambience, completes a fine EP.