Of all the members of Reprazent, Suv has enjoyed outsider status for longer than perhaps should be expected of a producer involved with one of the most successful drum'n'bass acts operating in the genre. While Size and Die dominated the floors and Krust offered up his deep space take on drum'n'bass, Suv quietly pushed out his own limits -- whether by flipping time signatures or through quiet remonstration of scene politics -- and his sound has been on the cusp of greatness for years. This album is Suv's deliverance. Entrenched in the sonic language of drum'n'bass but unrestricted by it, Desert Rose is a culmination of free beats, every track containing elements that seem to spring from the most unlikely corners -- taking its inspiration from flamenco, salsa, and Moroccan influences while retaining the Bristolian bass rumble makes for a diverse and enjoyable album, certain to appeal to every spectrum of listener.
AllMusic Review by Kingsley Marshall