“Brandished” is the adventurous title track from anonymous producer Wertheimer’s forthcoming EP for the Lex label (out digitally on February 24 and on vinyl format in March). According to our sources, Wertheimer is a “sheet metal worker from Dusseldorf who makes music in his spare time,” and with this production as our only corroborating evidence, his story seems to check out. The focus of the nearly 10-minute “Brandished” is squarely on the effort’s textures and their detailed construction. As the track progresses, Wertheimer appears to favor tweaking the sonic landscape more than following any particular musical movement, and the resulting composition is one that digs deeper and deeper, constantly revealing new layers of fine-tuned sounds as “Brandished” unhurriedly rolls to its conclusion.