Monday, June 18, 2012

Eomac - Eomac EP


Eomac
Eomac EP
ACROPLANE RECORDINGS

http://www.eomac.net/

After listening to the teasers of the latest release from Dublin-based Eomac the full release is now on regular rotation. A range of clean and dirty sounds from the digital and analogue realms of sound draw the listener in; old school rave bleeps play a pattern over twisting crackles, as filtered drums fill up space in the groove. Rolling along with occasional woozy samples and dub motifs, it is an infectious shuffle that works a fresh take on garage by keeping a raw edge to the sounds.

Second track 'Drumutic' is more of a heavy swinging number. The sound set stays in the same dirty territory, but with more of a grime feel. 'Slide FX' starts with a bouncing beat and swirling reverb sounds before the arpeggios worm their way into the mix, rising up and crumbling over it all.

'It's Nice To Be Where Nobody Is' taps into a dark tapestry of dreamy tones to make a haunting downbeat piece which drifts at a much different pace to the other tracks, but it works well in the tracklisting which helps the release as a complete listening experience.

Final track 'The Feeling' gets tougher with a clipped kick gating overdriven pads to make for a thumping outro, that will doubtlessly do damage on a big soundsystem.

Overall this is a pumping release, with tight drum patterns, dirty synths, and healthy helpings of skewed 2-step throughout. Modern electronica for feet and head.

9/10
KEY TRACKS: 'APACHE', 'SLIDE FX', 'THE FEELING'
FOR FANS OF: Aphex, Zomby,

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