Track 1. ‘Artless’ is a deep, dark piece weaved with organic and eastern sounds, reminiscent of endless pilgrimage into desolate desert nights.
Track 2. ‘Epicenter’ darts with uncertainty and frantic pace in pursuit of the very core of the system itself. Uncertain of what resistance lies ahead, the only option is to push forward.
Track 3. ‘Inscape’ portrays a sense of urgency consumed by an inability of action. Every plausible direction is disconcerting, creating an immovable network of conformity.
Track 4. ‘Shaman’s Weeping’ manipulates thoughtful strings and delicate reverberation to paint an acrylic image of fractured yearning. That very moment when all hope seems secured by a single, fragile thread.
Here’s a minimix of my ‘Schizophrenic Culture’ EP!
1. My Head Hurts
2. Dying From the Inside
3. Dictatorsheep (feat. Da Moustach’)
You can grab it here: eyesome.bandcamp.com
You can listen to all the winners of the ‘Abduct’ competition on Soundcloud and support them if you want!
Remix Artists: Skaar, Master Balance, OverNose, Kardium, Low-K, Ghosthack, Sektor 122 & Gleb Choutov.
Parisian low end purveyor High Dude unleashed this toxic, sludge-fest way back at the start of 2015. It’s already enjoyed some serious version science from 6Blocc, now it’s in the hands of eight competition-winning upstarts. Each comes with its own unique flavour: Skaar plays with harmonics, Master Balance gets busy on the polyrhythmic drums OverNose adds chilling chords and an overall graveyard finish, Kardium adds a fresh layer of trippy sound designs, Low-K brings us up to D&B speed, Ghosthack switches the bass for something much more menacing, Sektor 122 gets creepy with haunted moans and shadowy switches while Gleb Choutov gives ‘Abstract’ its most abstract version of the pack with a spaced out near-beatless rendition. Each remix an original piece in its own right; the future of bass music is fine hands if these next-gen candidates get their way.
Sweaty, sludgy business: Bordeaux badman High Dude returns with three dynamics slices of deepness that all cellar dwellers should take note of. “Abduct” is all about the mourning bassline; soaking wet and amorphous, it’s as dark as you can get without needing counselling. Dig deeper for the title track “Alchemy”. Coded with trippy drum patterns and even trippier atmospheres, it’s the type of track you’d drop if you wanted to completely spin your floor on its axis. Finally we hit “Wraith”. A total vibe-flipper, here HD shows us he’s just as capable at 170BPM as he is 140. Skippy beats, soulful subs and warm pads. This is what liquid sounds like in the apocalyptic future.