The dark sound of Vex’d is probably still well remembered by many. Now, Jamie Teasdale, one half of Vex’d, is presenting himself as Kuedo. After having already released two EPs on Planet µ, he’s now coming along with his long-player Severant. On his two EPs, Kuedo had already distanced himself from the dirty Dubstep-sound that Vex’d is known for; now, as having announced on his EP Videowave, the sound of his album is yet again completely different to the one on his EPs. Instead of gloomy, wobbly bass-lines and bumpy, wonky beats, the listener is now confronted with seemingly analogue synths-sounds, as known from the EPs by a certain Kavinsky. Onto these chords full of synthetic effects, Kuedo lays a mixture of 808-sounds and syncopated snares in a somewhat Juke-like manner. On some of these tracks, it sounds as if Kuedo dug deeply into his big effect-drawer and just put everything together that he found in there. Hence, some of the sounds and melodies sound somewhat blurry, as if one was passing them by in a Lamborghini at night time, not quite being able to actually take them in. And this seems to be the actual purpose of the album: it’s a soundtrack for cruising in a sports car on deserted highways. So switch on the lights and open your eyes – ‘cause there’s still quite a lot to be expected from Kuedo.