With the Chord Marauders having established a eminent presence as one of the more refreshing avenues currently pursued within the 140 template, Congi’s ‘Tidal Fragments’ surges track-by-track with reinforcement as to reasoning behind this stature. The meticulously constructed drums hit with astouding clarity as they seamlessly swing and syncopate. A sea of spaciously dubbed atmospheres blanket the album’s paradigm of soulful melody, paving avenue for an airy, almost celestial cover-to-cover listening experience. While I dare not bore you with an exhaustive review of the entire album, there are a couple standout tunes I must bring into the feature. Firstly, ‘Scales, Steps, & Intervals’ is an absolute gem. Congi & B9 on the track together is never going to disappoint, but this one is truly something special. Secondly, ‘Lost Path’ hits a deep nerve with me. The melancholic atmosphere, the punchy sub notes, and off-kiltered snares all form a very cohesive and powerful message when in the presence of each other, and this track really grabs hold of mind and emotion.
Release Date: 28 February 2014
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