<p>If Drift was an impressive full-length debut, then Home, its 2013 follow-up and Nosaj Thing’s first record for Innovative Leisure, consolidated that potential. Now, Fated is the sound of an artist whose sound has had time to mature. By stripping away anything he didn’t deem strictly necessary, Chung harnessed a sound notable for its directness and emotional potency. Guest appearances are rare, save for vocals from Chicago rap phenomenon Chance The Rapper on ‘Cold Stares’, his unusually grave cadence deepening the paranoia of the already tense track, and Whoarei on ‘Don’t Mind Me’.
Recommended for fans of Flying Lotus, Clark, Aphex Twin, DJ Shadow, Badbadnotgood.