The Seventh Signal
Wolf Trap Records (Red Series)
TBR: September 25th
The second instalment in the Red Series from the cutting edge Wolf Trap Records. In this three track stomper, Stefan Weise aka Syrte harnesses the darkness and focusses it into a choppy and energetic triplet of unique mixes. This exploratory and inventive sound journey commissioned by Wolf Trap is getting pretty serious as the second Red Series release gets underway.
With a rumble of deep and jungle-like drumming, the music begins. Ambient blips and zaps spring from the sides into the centre as rhythmic pulses of melody and drum continue to build and grow in density. The first track is called Nex and it doles out the necessary tempo and drive to ensure a great dancing energy. Additions of percussion build the framework even further as the music progresses, rhythms within rhythms create a three-dimensional soundtrack to community.
Seventh Signal is next, and it begins with a chirruping rhythm. Solid drums with deep and hollow interiors create a resonant and tubular pulse. Various sounds form at odd angles and cascade the tempo into a hypnogogic experience. More massive bass energises the mixture as clatterings and sudden additions of double timing break open the eggshell to let the yolk spill out. The persistent tempo rampages through ambient noises and digitisations of nature.
The EP ends on a more dreamy number. Sullen synthesiser tones open in wavering patterns which build like ripples expanding on still water. The slow moving kinesis crackles with radio static as warmth and magnitude rise like sourdough. Cosmic rays shine in crumbling dissections of space as thrusts of slicing vibration. This track is called Konigsberg and shows us the underbelly of the artist.
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Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.