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"The Spatial 10-inch EP series reaches its third and most visceral installment yet with '90729' and '90807'. Spatial's inaugural release on Infrasonics in late 2008 was enthusiastically welcomed by listeners, DJs and critics, as was its follow-up, a reaction attributable to the producer's instinctive fit with one of the prevailing moods in dubstep -- in reclaiming the fluidity of 2-step garage and reappropriating dub-techno processes, these productions capably stand alongside those of Martyn or 2562. More than the execution of these satisfying tropes, though, their strength lies in a spooky attunement to the faint vibrations of a whole spectrum of dancefloor epiphanies, presenting in some ways a crisper, less melancholy counterpart to Burial, or even James Kirby's projects as The Caretaker, but from the right side of the comedown. This latest collection of tracks, possibly Spatial's most evocative, takes indirect inspiration from experience of the kind of '91-era Euro-rave documented in Warlock's mix for FACT magazine. Removed as the comparison might seem given their wrought, contemporary sound, vestiges are detectable, such as the transmuted hoover basslines, hollow panic-synths and ectoplasmic vocal trails that at the peak of these tunes threaten to fill out Spatial's characteristically airy, open-textured mix. Correspondingly, '90729' and '90807' all constitute conscious attempts to aim more squarely at the dancefloor, with success already coming in the form of DJ support from Untold, Incyde, T++, and Dubwar NYC resident Dave Q."
The Infrasonics split 12" series continues with another heavy slab of dancefloor wares, cut in a tested four track double A-side format and signaling the return of a familiar pairing. The series was early to anticipate the existing melting pot of UK bass-influenced dancefloors and this drop follows in that ilk: the stripped-back, heads-down dirty house of
contrasting the sleek, sophisticated anthems of
Infrasonics hits heavy with their highly-collectable split EP series.
presents two hybrid numbers that wrap analog-style synths within tight digital edits. "Waking Up" is rhythmic in fits and starts, as vocal hooks and triplet percussive stabs reciprocate before gradually settling. "Cold Diss" bangs hard from the off.
's "For You" features cut-up vocal hooks and woozy stabs before resolving into a driving 4/4 groove. "We Still Play 140" is constructed around an off-kilter piano/stab combo and skittering percussion.
Index of Labels