When Max Rowat and Katie Geraghty splashed onto the scene in 2013, the London-based bass outfit quickly became known for their cutting-edge production as Koven. After releasing singles and smaller projects for years, mostly under the Monstercat umbrella, it’s hard to believe the pair haven’t released a substantial long-form piece of work. The Monstercat favorite now returns to their home label to release their long-awaited debut album, Butterfly Effect.
The 14-tracker was supposed to be premiered at the 2020 edition of Rampage in Belgium, but the festival was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Geraghty’s powerful vocals shine throughout the entire piece, with Rowat’s high-energy DnB bpms paving the way. With album standouts like “All For Nothing” and “Give You Up,” which explore the hybrid terrain of drum-n-bass and melodic, and the cinematic landscapes and dubstep breakdowns of “Missing” and “Worlds Collide,” this is an album that is effortless, incredibly diverse, extremely timely, and long overdue.