As 2562, Dave Huismans started out fusing techno and dubstep, and that sound is still audible in his music. On his fourth album, the Dutchman's rhythms are, as ever, heavyweight and razor-sharp, with pitch-black bass frequencies that glower with real intensity. Mastered by Rashad Becker for maximum impact, The New Today sounds cavernous. Yet, with rare exceptions such as "Cosmic Bounce," this is anything but a dance floor album.
Sketched out during six weeks in New York, during which time Huismans drew on a cache of obscure post-punk, new age and early synth records for inspiration, The New Today channels, intentionally or not, the boundary-breaking spirit of no wave and the early '80s, Manhattan art-funk scene—not in a faithful homage, but in a freewheeling way that defies easy categorisation.