Audiophile Deep Records
TBR: 24th April
This short and catchy single release from Cannibal Coconuts is enough to revitalise the floor at any self-respecting dance club with 80s inspired beats. This duo of Spanish producers with long histories of music behind them have adorned this new faced to bring on something a little different. Utilising Audiophile Deep's desire to delve into these unexplored realms of music, this debut pressing opens the door for many more to come.
It begins with the title track. A classic A-side begins on house inspired hats that shuffle and splash with a quick tempo. With a dabble of keyboard that swerves and glistens with melodic inflection, bass notes are given volume. A shuddery digital fizz-bass makes a catchy and kinetic addition. Snares give yet more percussive intent as the rhythm steps up for a new chapter. Wailing synths spiral upwards as the groove is implemented into deeper functions of sound.
Next up is a Steady State Remix of Tenochtitlan. The Statesman has brought about a new dimension to this otherwise heavy synthwave rendition of modern sound. Ghostly synthesiser voices call out from the sidelines as rumbling beats crisply shake through dried leaves and paperwork. Windy passages and downswept velvet build an ambience before pottery drums with electronic additions find a sneaky pattern. Odd angular beats with reversed elements create a spongy texture for a splattering of varied motions of sound design.
Finally, a deep bass opens to reveal splashy cymbals which shine with glisten and radiance. Dripping sonics build pressures and densities within the fragile pulse. Scatterings of metalwork continue to add velocity in neat portions while a gathering of bass begins to find a niche. Plucky beats with a warm cybernetic distortion rise and fall in a bouncy scale. Then some smooth synths add a layer of melodic drama with active note patterns and inflected harmonies.
Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.