Science Cult Records
TBR: 26th June
Comprised of two traditional career miners with a talent for electronic on the side, SOSANDLOW share a passion for rhythm, sound, and fantastic crowds. Science Cult Records being the reincarnation of the American label, bringing these fresh sounds to the repertoire was an ideal wanting to be reached. Their twist on cosmic disco is something that becomes a must-have ingredient to a playlist.
La Espiral begins with a gradual bass and snare combo that taps and staggers in unison time. Synthesisers are iced on, piped in layers of harmonious tone, the notes buzz and fizz in various electronic motions. A phase on the rhythm sweeps the sound up and down in a zigzag before a vocal sample breaks the surface tension with a few words. The music composes and evolves in a cycle that gives way to a thumping digital bass-line that walks with a strong gate. Percussion and synthesiser froth and swirl around until another break gives us an intimate view on the sample. We hear the voice again to the sound of delicate yet frantic drums before we're treated to another round of bass.
This is followed by a remix from none other that Darlyn Vlys. A thumping bass opens the score with a groove and swagger that oozes cool. A rhythmic compendium of sounds is added, vocals, drums, synth strikes, and a few effects combine to dig a serious groove. Repeating and heavy bass roar alongside energetic arrangements that swell and curdle with each passing section. A progressive theme raises the energy into spiralling winds as the music shifts along the continual pounding of the thumping drum.
The final number opens with a sunny snare rhythm that's sprinkled with hats and a neat bass which slots underneath. Fruity synths warble and spin with oscillating vibes as new and vibrant segments drift into earshot. Funky synth bass gathers momentum and the percussive pressure elevates in a dose of wailing lead synth. Talkative mid-range notes garble melodics while strings slide on notches of tone which climb and drift in persistent kinetics. Rain, Sun and Dance sounds like it could be level on Sonic The Hedgehog, and that is definitely a good thing. Watch out for the boss, this one's a killer!
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Rowan Blair Colver for The Electro Review.