It's been nearly two years since Rework last appeared on Items & Things with their stunning 'Blackout' EP, but the wait is over as they return bearing their trademark sound and unassailable attitude on their new 'Missed You At L EP.
Equal parts acid, techno, punk rock, and house, the EP covers a lot of ground in four compelling tracks. Kicking things off is the title track from the EP and it sees the trio stepping back into the sound of their Playhouse days using a never ending vocal loop, lush pad sweeps, and playful stabs laid over energetic, agile drums.
Quickly flipping the script, 'Dry Acid' takes a turn into the more 'ghetto' side of techno, relentlessly pushing the groove with an attitude fueled ride of pitched toms and nimble percussion.
'Don't Make Me Cry' is the high octane tune of the EP and clearly has the most sinister demeanor using a quintessential Rework vocal treatment and rapid percussion to take things to the peak.
Closing things out is 'French Candy' and the EP comes full circle returning to a sound resembling what Rework is best known for lighthearted and energetic dance floor jams with a deliberate touch of sincerity.