PPM's latest venture into the avant garde of LA is a split of side projects by Rob Barber of High Places and Brendan Fowler, formerly BARR. The Stephen/Stevn side is disjointed, which causes a few wolf cries from being faked out that the needle is skipping. Fowler revisits his BARR tracks armed with scissors, but manages to side-step the definition of remix. His arrangments stutter and skip as though the original has been damaged, but in the tatters are keepers disguised as mistakes.
The Urxed side is Rob from High Places' even deeper dance project, which is a moniker he assumed long before meeting Mary Pearson. Mostly instrumental, these songs operate in a similar anthemic house vein as High Places, but seek even darker territory than the places he explores with Mary.
The Stephen/Stevn/The Urxed split 12″ is out now on PPM.