Man Against Self
TBR: 25th October
Now famous for producing intelligent and modern techno from across its genre map, Dichotomy Records continue to establish their synonymous vibe. Danny Clancy AKA Blue Veil curates and creates for the label, this time he's lined up two stunning EP releases for this Autumn. Man Against Self is the first of this latest batch. With three unique productions, each with a distinctive sound, Blue Veil provides DJs and happy listeners with a triple arsenal of electronic exploration.
With grimy distortion humming behind the sounds, a quick bass driven beat opens the single. Catchy bass with a hollow drum feel resonates in neat bursts while a hat and snare combo rises above the fizzing static. A looped dancing pace reveals the mood, minimal yet exciting and deep, a vocal sample begins to climb out from the knotted sounds. A female chanting in a whispered hush scoops up a melodic percussion line which flutters and flaps in tight riffs. Makes Me Feel So raises the energy and spins us around in happy circles.
A windy field is replicated as Jaguar Eyes begins. A thumping bass, deep and buried, reveals a quicker pace. Energetic and low reach rays of orange sunlight torrent like rivers across fields and hillsides. A louder bass kick bursts into bloom. Like a thick wooden drum, it cracks open the egg to let out more flowing rhythms. Clock resemblances grip the emotive quality with a faster than usual ticking while a sunken feel continues to drip with murk and moisture. Dreamy and cavernous sonics throw postures into difficult to see skies. Somewhere in this ganglion of sonics beats the heart of a predatory soul, hunting for the next feed.
Soulful synthesiser pads unravel in a rainy dreamscape as the final track makes an appearance. Heavenly chords beam across lofty viewpoints as muddy ground sponges away in the distance. Soaring on currents of warm air, across a vision of natural clarity, whether a room full of people or a drive through the country, this music shows us the better side to perceive. Magical moments and subtle energies coalesce in waves of slow moving abstraction. A slight rhythm scratches and crawls behind the brilliant light of sounds. Pleasure Culture sustains a hedonistic and euphoric edge while the percussion gradually peels from its skin.
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