Title: We Pray EP
Label: Compatible Music
Cat no: CM012
Release: Out now.
Key figure of The Japanese Popstars legacy, Gary Curran’s other alias Confute features in the newest offering from Compatible Music with an electrifying release titled – “We Pray EP”. Capturing the dance music zeitgeist perfectly – “Renege” is a delight, with its ridiculous lines of groovy thudding bass, and clattering pattering percussives all going hand in hand to create a big room wonder. This kind of techno is meant for chugging late night shenanigans and put you in a fine sweat, as you lock in to the steadfast relentless.
On the flip, title track – “We Pray” original mix has metallic bass and monochrome riffs sounding like a collision between menace and discordant moody disinterested beats with repetitive submerged vocals which hark out ‘we pray’. It’s all underpinned by ominous industrial electronics and pulses that gurgle around juddering bass, for an atmospheric feel.
Label head Sebastian Markiewicz rears his remix head out to furnish us the first of the two remixes of the title track, and his handiwork provides us a soupy, viscous low end techno canon that pans, smirks and infiltrates the head with chain saw percussions accompanied by dense submerged bass.
Hungarian DJ/Producer Adwer continues to impress as he takes on the second remix with fat organic rhythms all in place. The pace thickens, slows, hastens and then slows down with layered waves of bass, stoking the fire here and there. What he does capture is a captivating combination of effervescent atmospheres and sluggish moody beats, claps and fractured interiors. One can warm up to this one instantly.
Next up – “Luke Warm” has an unexpected approach, considering its approach is not the typical techno we know. The offbeat freaky arrangement slows the pack down nice and easy. Surprisingly a mellifluous melody line joins in flirtatiously with the atmospheric subdued bass shudders. Halfway through one knows this is Confute’s mind, taking the scenic route, wondrously so. In short, this pack is sizzling and a must have!!