The Edge Of Everything is the third studio album to come from the mind of Bristolian drum&bass veteran Krust, who most will know for his time with the Mercury Music Award winning collective Reprazent. Following on from his first two long players, 1999’s Coded Language and 2006’s Hidden Knowledge, The Edge Of Everything arrives after a 14-year hiatus to take you down a path of carefree, cinematically charged drum&bass. With influences for the project including Christopher Nolan
and Martin Scorsese. Sonically it provides an intelligently crafted world of sound design and rhythm, with the crisp drum breaks, curling bass resonance and harmonising synth pads creating a structure for the several monologues on the project to sit upon. With the absence of uplifting vocal hooks or simplified piano chords that quite a lot of todays drum&bass tracks turn to for success, it’s an album that’s most certainly made for purists, and likely won’t appeal to many listeners outside of its core genre. Arriving on Damian Lazarus’ highly respected Crosstown Rebels imprint, Krust finds himself join a catalogue of music which includes the likes of Carl Craig, Gorgon City, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Four Tet.
Where to start:
Hegel Dialect – Rich breaks and pulsing basslines
7 Known Truths – Rolling percussive rhythms meets other worldly sound design
Deep Fields Of Liars – Well fortified drum&bass stomper
Previous from Krust:
Coded Language LP (1999, Talkin’ Loud)
Hidden Knowledge LP (2006, Full Cycle)
If you like this then check out:
Goldie – The Journey Man (2017, Metalheadz Music)
Roni Size – In The Mode (2000, Mercury Records)
Krust – The Edge Of Everything is out now on Crosstown Rebels.