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ARTIST
TITLE
Convex Curved Mirror/Hometown Swamp
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
IME 011EP IME 011EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/27/2009

"Kontext's last release for Immerse was four tracks that defied categorization and wowed most of dubsteps players as well as house/techno DJs such as Ame, Jens Zimmerman, Akufen and Efdemin. Now, he returns to the Bristol based imprint with Convex Curved Mirror/Hometown Swamp. True to form, these new cuts draw on a multitude of genres from dubstep through to jazz and techno but do so effortlessly, interestingly and beautifully. 'Convex Curved Mirror' kicks things off with instectoid percussive touches and a filtered stab which builds into a complex rhythmic arrangement underpinned by the all-too important gut wrenching sub bass. When the filters open and the percussion reveals itself fully, it's joined by an fm synth which sweeps across the mix in an almost freeflowing jazz style reminiscent of Minilogue or Matthew Johnson at their best. B-side cut 'Hometown Swamp' treads a more dystopian path, with the futuristic dub soundscapes unraveling into a low-slung odyssey punctuated by intricate and balanced percussive flair, further proving Kontext's ability to take the dubstep template and make it his own. Kontext aka Stanislav Sevostyanikhin, is managing to develop a pedigree of superb standing with the bare minimum of output , unrivaled talent and refusal to be categorized or limited musically, and this EP is the best way to hear why."