Techno institutions in their own respective rights, James Ruskin and Tresor make for a formidable partnership. They've crossed paths before, but not much in the past 10 years. That changes in style with this adventurous EP, which finds Ruskin eschewing his more banging tendencies to explore the kind of experimental pastures he dabbled in with Mark Broom as The Fear Ratio. The beats fall dense and crooked on "Nepte" and "Kn Te3" does away with kick drums to summon energy from nerve-shot arpeggios instead. "Nocke" is possibly the pick of the bunch, with enough drive to really cut it on the floor, but the freshest twist on the electro template we've heard all week. Don't overlook the snarling synthwave nightmares of "Kn Am3" either, another beatless excursion that shows Ruskin to be at the top of his game.