Congi – ‘Tidal Fragments’ LP [Chord Marauders]

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.

via SubdotMission

Release Date:  28 February 2014

CONGI || CHORD MARAUDERS || PRE-ORDER

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Trashbat – ‘Hanako’ EP [Mindstep Music]

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In a scene saturated with dark and sinister aesthetics, hearing the uplifting melodies of Trashbat brings a potent batch of clarity to the senses.  Alongside artists like B9, Jafu, Geode, Anex, Author and Vaun among others, Trashbat has curated a movement of support for the dubstep-jazz-dub sonic lovechild.  Following the ‘Koanashi’ EP released March’13, Trashbat returns to MindStep with another five-pack of soulfully warm, sub-heavy serenades.  The lush piano in ‘Dreaming of Fiji’ is an immediate temptress, inviting your mind and soul into a field of rolling, reverberated tones.  ‘The Principles of Evil Made Fresh’ carries the warmth and depth of Fiji into a fusion of swing and breaks, leading us to the melodically powered jazz-dub halfstepper, ‘Hanako’ – one of the finest integrations of jazz, dub, and bass I’ve heard.  ‘Shine’ brings a swinging LFO alongside words from one of the West Coast’s finest.  The EP is sealed by the mark of Trashbat & Vaun on ‘Ardent’.  Without the slightest inkling of doubt in my mind, this is my persy.   The beauty of this track is unfathomable in a linguistic context.  Just close your eyes and feel the sounds of bliss.

RELEASE DATE:  20th January 2014

TRASHBAT || MINDSTEP || JUNO DOWNLOAD|| GETDARKER 194 ft. TRASHBAT

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I’ll catch you soon.  One love.

– Kinman