Ivy Lab ‎– Peninsula EP

Critical Recordings ‎– CRIT096LTD
2 × Vinyl, 12", EP, Numbered, Special Edition


A Peninsula 3:37
B Magikess 4:07
C Thirsty 4:08
D Eyes Down 3:55


IVY EDITION, LTD edition vinyl. Numbered to 100.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CRIT096V Ivy Lab Peninsula(2x12", EP) Critical Recordings CRIT096V UK 2017 Sell This Version
CRIT096 Ivy Lab Peninsula EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Critical Music CRIT096 UK 2017


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April 18, 2017
Looking to buy the LTD edition, will pay a premium price, DM me


April 13, 2017
edited 8 months ago

First, I am so happy to finally get one of these "Ivy Editions" of their EPs in my hands. I have pined over the Missing Persons and 20 Questions versions since I missed out on those. The material the jacket made of is truly unique to my collection. It's like cobbled together, paper mache style cardboard. I love how it closes by looping a string around 2 pegs. A+ for the packaging here.

Onto this Peninsula EP, we have 4 new dark, downtempo, heavy Hip-Hop style tracks from the masters. Ivy Lab sticks to the slow and heavy formula that they thoroughly established with 2015's 20/20 Volume 1 LP and also stuck to on last year's Fortuna EP. I thought it was interesting that they did not include a single smooth, speedy drum and bass track here like they usually mix up EPs with. Overall, these are 4 gnarly tunes guaranteed to rattle your walls, and I'm a particular fan of "Eyes Down."

A complaint I have is that I really wish they had pressed the last side at 33 and thrown in the "Forex VIP" that was included with the digital version. That amazing remix of one of my favorite 20 Questions tracks is one of my favorites on the digital EP. But hey, I've always had issues with the tracks they leave off of the vinyl versions of their EP's. It still kills me that "Planebeats" and "Taste The Mango" didn't make it onto the Missing Persons wax. Two early gems of this dark, heavy style.

One final thing I will say is that I am curious as to where Ivy Lab will go from here. I feel like they are teetering on the edge of wearing out this dark, heavy sound that they have made their signature over the last 3 years. I really like every track on this EP, but some more variety in tempo and sounds would be excellent.


April 4, 2017
Amazing art work on this one a pleasure to hold don't like peninusula that much but he other three tracks are great.