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- 124 Tracks, 20.04.20
Deep thinking London label The Crescent return for their third release with a sterling EP from the multifarious eleven8. Known for a ruthless control of rhythm, eleven8 applies technique gleaned from years of bass music production to a lower BPM structure, often incorporating live elements to build three emotive and individual tracks.
A side ‘Changing Colours’ is a collab with 17 year old wunderkind Clarity and it’s a breathless meeting of two prodigious minds. A grandiose opening unfolds into a compulsive 130bpm movement, with a dextrous high end sitting pretty over a reese bassline, interspersed with stabs of perfectly tuned chords. This is undoubtedly club fare, but on a different level.
On the flip, ‘I Fell into a Memory’ is a richly musical affair, with subtle guitar licks poised between a pacy and progressive drum pattern, with eleven8’s mastery of pitch manifested in a rich blend of background ambiences and a perfectly placed sample. An intense half stepper, B2’s ‘Scattered’ again centres around a guitar hook that drifts into a brilliantly balanced ocean of reverb, while a crisp drum pattern moves this one along in a decisive fashion.
With commitment to aesthetic on every level a founding principal of the label, CRES003 comes with sleeve art by Japanese artist Buna, tailored especially for the release.
Available on 12” vinyl and digital, released on the 10th December through SRD.