Sapien’, the 4th EP from paperbagged producer sad face. sends bass back to the future with a palette of lo-fi synths and earthy rhythms. The crisp, punchy beats and hopeful melodies drive the record into certified groove territory.
Opening the EP, the unique Fork immediately pulls us into sad face’s quirky world, consistently surprising us every 16 bars. sad face. then crafts both a wistful and uplifting display of rhythm and melody in Okay, with a Paul Simon-influenced chorus hook. Boya pulls back the drapes and shakes out the rug with a jogging beat and placidly optimistic brass hooks.
Refusing to be boxed in by a genre, sad face. continues their sonic search for something more on ‘Sapien’ and brings us along for the ride.