ACCESS CONSCIOUSNESS (VINYL ONLY)
last spotted on the exaltics’ solar one imprint and the hague’s notorious bunker label, enigmatic producer q-chip unleashes a 6-track ep on gnosis, following the labels inaugural release from myriadd (aka mantra). ‘access consciousness’ is the logical 21st century progression in an electronic music lineage that can be traced from the blueprint laid down by kraftwerk’s ‘man machine’ aesthetic through drexciya in their various incarnations. armed with his machines, q-chip harnesses the energy of pure voltage and sculpts it into sonic visions of the future, whilst acknowledging the rhythmic foundations of electro. this is music that is in essence synthetic and yet at its core human. immaculately produced and conceived, utilising precision tooled beats, deep analogue basslines, eerie glacial synth work and economical vocals deployed to maximum effect. dynamic and inventive arrangements ensure this slab of wax will be in the crates of many discerning electro djs long into the future and should appeal to any ears seeking science fiction through sound.
STREETLIGHT SOUL (VINYL ONLY)
‘streetlight soul’ is the inaugural release on new imprint gnosis. this four track ep is the fifth myriadd record, following 12-s for crème organization, pinkman and signals. the past decade has seen releases from the artist under a variety of pseudonyms including acid phreex (djax-up-beats), mantra (bunker, abstract acid, solar one music) and monofonix (iwari, cataclyst). across the ep, myriadd remoulds the template of vintage chicago house, acid and deep house into his vision of modern house music. opening with midnight obsession , working a dark hypnotic bassline into an endless groove of crisp jacking drums and soul stirring melody, all primed for maximum effect at 4am when lost in the smoke and strobes. visions of love is driven by a juno bassline, a classic palette of tumbling, infectiously funky drums, warm, enveloping synth atmospherics and elevated by lush, celestial string work which comes off like some fantasy mr fingers + virgo psychedelic jam. the ep’s titular track goes deeper into the night with 909 claps, off-kilter snare hits, melancholy synth and ethereal melodies that ascend and dissolve into neon clouds. closer back to nature is a trip into blissed out, tropical house sounding like a lost balearic classic re-tweaked for the 21st century..