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In 5 Sets
Out Now on 12" & Digital
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[A] eleven8 & Clarity - Changing Colours
[B1] eleven8 - I Fell into a Memory
[B2] eleven8 - Scattered
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.
Release/catalogue number: CRES003
Release date: Dec 17, 2012