The Imponderable Bloom
TBR: 1st March
Now in their eighth year of music publishing, Voitax makes use of co-founding Masha Motive to kick off 2021. The German music producer has been instrumental in focussing the direction and sound of the label. Now, stepping out of the office, Masha Motive rejoins the studio crowd and releases his first label solo work. With a long stint of experimenting and practice behind him, and a clear direction that he helped to create, this iconic musician is taken up by one more level with this latest production.
On high pitched tones that warp in a downward scale, a bass edge is reached that suddenly thumps with drum. Kick and hats rumble in a groovy tempo, laid-back yet fizzing with energy. New tones emerge, deep and chesty groans alongside twisting scratches resound through chapters of steady bass and drum. New percussion is added, fills and rolls rapidly create rhythmic soundscapes which shimmer with ethereal and moody composition. Sweet Dripping Resin is a heady track, it glitches and breaks through abstract motions while continuing a sudden impulse to move.
Next is Artificial Fruit. This one builds gradually through radiance and glare as drums with unique sounds begin to churn and tumble like pebbles under waves. A bass then enters, taking the lead with a heavy kick. A staggered delivery breaks from the norm while maintaining a sense of dancing surge. Buzzing electronic bass then wobbles beneath in dubstep like swings of power. The bass continues like a thumping at the door, chest-beating tones wander through mysterious synthesiser drones and chimes which hang in the thick air like floating lanterns.
A quicker and resonant rhythm opens for the next number. Stereo beats scatter and chit-chat across huge horizons. Central bass continues to pound while a vocal sample breaks a phonic silence. The pushy rhythm takes hold and moves around in experimental jigs and outbursts on selected percussion. A revolving sensation ensues as each bar adjusts and pivots around a virtual kit of drums, beaters, and cymbals. Fast-moving energy streams from place to place, until a short interlude brings out a breathing sensation that curls in low end corridors and cellars. Cedar is multi-textured and holds an air of mystique as the fiery beats continue to spell progression.
A buzzing noise begins to form around more steady bass that rattles alongside other percussives. The melody is thick and full of variance, moving in stodgy footprints towards some upper limit. Vocals shudder through and odd angles of melodic projection branch like awkward trees. Leaning weight takes caution as the wet and loose underfoot shifts with spongy layering. The Imponderable Bloom part 1 is a misty and dark number. Thirsty beats crack and leap in nimble fractal patterns as a solid bass takes slow marching paces into the future.
The Imponderable Bloom part 2 begins and a huge buzzing chaos starts to make a random journey into the sonic landscape. A walkway of raised rocks and mounds of piled up intention guide a static infused progression through muddy and fertile walkways. New drums enter hand in hand with a strange winding tone which creeps and glistens on generous trajectories. Sludgy gurgles bounce from a silent injection before new synthetic and digital sound-waves peer over the impossible boundary.
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The Imponderable Bloom by Masha Motive is available on Bandamp.
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