Title: Intrinsic Field EP
Cat No: EMS004
Release date: Out Now!
Side A features two remixes of, Tred’s deep electro work out, ‘No Future No Past’. The Lightspeed mix comes in fairly hot, with a quick tempo, stunted machine gun kicks, and busy shuffling hats. All feeling rather tense until the pressure is released by a light, drifting synth, and it’s accompanying baseline that slots in beneath it gently, providing subtle sonic support and movement. Enter a playful acid line darting about mischievously and little dabs of melodic strings that all together create a wonderful sense of descending into something lovely.
The Outro mix drops it down a gear slightly, slower in tempo albeit with the same gunning kicks greeting you upon entry. A lot of the same elements at play here naturally, albeit all brought together for deeper effect. The baseline is used with more prominent effect as it expands and retracts with growing intensity and emotion. I can’t help but hear echoes of Drexciya influences shining through. Not unusual in a lot of electro no, but gloriously clear with this piece.
On the flip with ‘Anti-Gravity’ and a light shuffling of urgent percussion nudges forward a looping melody and waves of nostalgic strings, before they all drop and make was for an equally urgent acid line that skims across the surface of the ever-shuffling percussion. A magic little tune.
Rounding us off it’s Lawrence Lee jumping on the sticks to have a crack at ‘Anti-Gravity’, and he appears to have delivered. Working some restrained jungle ‘ish’ drums he holds the track in suspense, looping the strings and teasing other elements of melody in and out, before opening up the piece with another sweeping synth to emotive effect and giving it a feeling of direction.
A quality package of future music with old school flavours.