Osiris Music have recently forged a great relationship with the UVB-76 crew. Simon Shreeve’s label issued an EP from Overlook back in 2018, recent compilation Themes & Variations featured both Overlook and Pessimist, and now the latter has stepped out for a solo release. Pessimist has always had a knack for crafting black-hearted club fare, but on the Austerity EP the Bristolian spends just as much time crafting dark ambient takes as he does treacle-thick dancefloor cuts. While ‘New Age’ and ‘Austerity’ sound like a more Gothic version of Batu, ‘Kabadaro’ and ‘Progression’ drift off into the ether. JK Flesh does a sort of industrial-Hessle thing on his ‘New Age’ remix.