Hailing from Seattle, Joey Butler will return to hometown label Hush Hush next week with the Silo Tear EP, a five-track effort that finds the evolving artist incorporating colder textures and more mechanical rhythms into his dense soundscapes.

When XLR8Rprofiled Butler as part of our Bubblin’ Up week early last year, the Northwest native had just dropped his debut full-length, Skylight, a record which concerned itself with the more spacious and moody ends of the electronic spectrum. On Silo Tear, remnants of that sound are still present, though they often come tucked behind forceful machine-made percussion and tough rhythms ran through unwieldy distortion paths. Out on Monday, May 5, Kid Smpl’s ambitious new effort is available to stream in full below.