Mother Of Mars
Space Without A Shadow
Ransom Note Records
TBR: 16th October
Former members of the post-punk nineties sensation The Rapture, Vito Roccoforte and Gabriel Andruzzi are back on form with their direction changing electronica outfit. The Mother Of Mars name has been the ultimate evolution from their early days running DJ sessions together. Under this moniker the pair can release fantastic and genre defining material. Since their first release and conception in 2018 the duo have been working on their sound and style in ways only known to serious professionals. Now making music that feels more at home in person than on a dance-floor, expect to find something intriguing with their sound.
The track begins with a smooth rhythm played on talkative drums and glittering hats. Vocal drifts across the architecture like loose fitting clothes, their folds and gatherings radiate in the glow of sound. Bass matches the drum as a break lifts the track with more invigorating vocal lines that rap and churn like shaken emotions. The melodic pulse then rises, the tune pushes against the grain until it dominates. In comparison, the vocal-line adds an enriching harmonic edge that lifts the whole composition up.
This is followed by two remixes, by Willie Burns and Mr TC. The first edit opens with huge keyboards that glisten and swell with up and down directions. Droning keys slice through the melody with dominant wheezes that flatten the tone. Vocals snugly fill a space left behind as extra percussion layers form and fizz within. The last offering takes its first steps with an enchanting vocal delay that loops and reverberates on its own gravity. Drums then are sneaked in and left to gradually rise in amplitude. The loop fits into perfect place as the segments fall together in a unifying flow.
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Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.