Stanislav Tolkachev and Marthial
TBR: 15th November
Somewhere in the heart of cultural Milan can be found the Tempio Del Futuro Perduto. Translating as the Temple of the Lost Future, this club and arts scene hosts regular parties. To top that off, the hub promotes independent art via workshops, creativity spaces, and educational gatherings. The associated record label 24H are now ready to set sail with their first vinyl pressing. A super-sized single from Stanislav which includes an exclusive remix from label founder Marthial holds the honour of the first entry in the 24H catalogue. Undoubtedly a collector's edition, this techno electronic piece of sound can be thought of as an acorn, ready to grow into something huge.
It starts with a pounding digital beat. Looping strikes on the synth match with a pumping bass drum. Then, wooden sounding tube drums push a new, more ambient tempo through the powerful surge of beats. Fast paced and full of synthetic energy, the notes begin to merge and crumble together as their decay is given extra sustain. As the amalgam of sound cakes together into a thick and pulsing dough, the ambient side to the rhythm gradually builds to incorporate more phonic drums. Computer blips and plucks of tight strings dance together in circles of intent while that ferocious pulse continues to throb and torrent onwards at high speed. For ten minutes, this dancing track continues to push boundaries of sound while the elements are given energies that dissipate the original form into something more advanced.
A Marthial remix follows. With a lot more focus in the synthetic rhythm, the track begins. Travelling in a different direction to the original, the same structure is given a dose of treble and a new angle in the delivery. More cymbal strikes make prominent hearing as the undertone of bouncy sponge bass throbs and swells in timed bursts. An atmosphere of abstraction knits in through the mix as the high end flutters and sparks like living daylight in dusty rooms. Comparable to walking through a forest at night, or exploring an old unlit building, a sinister quiet is permeated by the inner motions of raging stimuli.
Acropolis 02 begins on a chewy beat. Tonal drums pound up and down a small stair while a plucky melody begins to chant and burst in repeating phrases. Another quick tempo frames a dose of powerful dancing energy with up-beat and euphoric qualities. Electro style melodics push on, bringing a jittery and spontaneous volley of sound. Then, dirty and crunchy bass drum strikes on regular beats. It gives a new depth to the piece as the rotating dynamic drills down while holding onto the ceiling. Chatty harmonies bubble and squirm in the sunlight while digging and churning rhythms root us to the floor. Electric pulses of percussion merge with shining wavelengths of computerised expression.
Acropolis is a full-on EP, these three tracks all cast a magical spell on audiences that almost forces them to dance.
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