Apart from creating inspiring sample packs (they do exist) Abstract Sounds also release inspired music. In this case the second of the series has tracks from Nerve Maze and also Staniz. The former delivers a probing exploration of delicate synthesis in the form of hot keys alongside an undulating shuffle of percussion as “Abstract 5”, followed by a warmer appreciation via sensuous notes looping into timely distraction on “6”. Staniz’s “Abstact 7” is a rather beautiful piece of music that is centred on soloed keyboards that touch upon a sublime melancholy, tastefully contrasted by heavy-bass plus a broken rhythm section. Completing is “8” which contains a more rigorous bassline along with a heighted sense of occasion provided by pads fading in and out of intensity.