Futuristant & Aura Nox
Science Cult Records
TBR: 4th December
This mysterious Italian producer, operating under the Futuristant heading, has been making a huge name for himself over recent months. Now with a full-on EP including a fantastic remix from Panorama Bar resident DJ Alessandro Adriani, the creator of sultry disco and electro continues the theme. The EP also introduces the brilliant Aura Nox, who's name will be appearing on many press-releases in the following year. This double stroke of the boat from two talented and modern producers will navigate these rapid waters.
With reverberating and damp scattered beats, Entropy begins. A novel aspect in the drum pattern brings out an interesting and highly listenable sound. Synthesiser resists as extra drums pound in a snare and bass heavy rumble. Breathy sounds scratch within dank caverns. Then, a plucking rhythmic melody breaks through. Distorted fractions of sound add crackled pressure to the wholesome and well-composed mix. Vocal adds an emotional layer that meets us with moody and cerebral expressions.
Next, a sleek and driving rhythm opens with a simple beat. Extra drums fill in the space with neat and casual fills as a vibrating bass begins to create a kinetic direction. New rhythm builds within the beats to make the focus more unified. Massive layering projects a singular force of rhythm based on persistent drumming that grabs with simplicity. Vocals once more add mysterious phrases that are soaked in reverb. Sampled projections add layers of percussion that echo from bar to bar. Feminine Touch sinks in with velvet rhythms and haunting humanity.
A thumping kick infused with spark opens Power Cycle. A rumbling bass enters gradually, amplitude growing with each turn of the wheel. Soon it's dominating the track as the consistently driving kick continues to thud. New sounds wander in with mysterious edges, a melodic frill on horn like synthesiser and heavy-duty cymbals suddenly burst open the mix. Another wobbling and melodic rhythm injects in, a striding gallop with bouncy notes merges with the sighing percussion. Undertones add ghostly emanations that flutter in darkened corners of the sound.
Heady bass and kick drum begin a pulsing rhythm into track number four. A solitary tempo revs the mind and mesmerises the senses before a new layer of dynamic percussion fills the space. A vocal with robotic effects crunches a vowel before even more layers of beat add extra power to the current. Not So Dirty dances with electro blips and laser zaps which bounce around in tight cube like orientations. After a short breakdown, the music returns with extra synthesiser umpf that flirts in patchy tones that fly from seat to seat.
For the Entropy remix by Alessandro Adriani, heavy euphoria synth illumines like sunshine through hazy heat. Drums roll and strike in tied back motives while whistling and pushed synthesiser revels in a tethered freedom felt by immense atmosphere. Vocals span dreamy sections as shoe-gazing elements combine with heavy dance and experimental electronica.
Listen to Futuristant on Spotify
Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.