Stats for this track
More tracks by Evil Concussion
◄◄ RECULER ► PLAY ▌▌PAUSE █▌STOP ►►AVANCER
As one half of Vex’d, Jamie Teasdale’s role in the rise of dubstep was an important one: together with Roly Porter (who, himself, has impressed with his recent solo endeavours), he carved out some of modern Britain’s ugliest, most malevolent dance music – a middle ground between dubstep and grime so bleak it felt like the kick drums were actually sculpted from tower block debris. As far as inner city anger goes, it was the missing link between Godflesh and Dizzee Rascal, and despite groups like Cloaks doing an admirable job in attempting to take on the Vex’d mantle (Jamie and Roly split around 2008, though a second, retrospective Vex’d album titled Cloud Seed has since been released), it’s debatable whether the country has produced anything as brilliantly violent since.
Since leaving Vex’d, Teasdale has slowly reinvented himself, cumulating in Severant, his stunning solo album for Planet Mu. Released this month, Severant finds Jamie making music far truer to his current musical loves; most notably US trap rap (think Lex Luger and Shawty Redd’s hi-hat rushes and snare rolls, and the disassociated violence of rappers like Gucci Mane and Pill) and ’80s synth melodies in the Vangelis / Blade Runner vein. It’s a simple formula, but one that’s resulted in one of 2011′s most distinctive and addictive long-players.
'Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space' starts with huge symphonic synths, half-speed kicks, trap style hi-hats rushes and flammed 808 snares, slowly building up with giant whooshes of gaseous noise before breaking out into an intense trancey Moroder-esque synth that totally fills the track, making it sound absolutely vast and a little bit frightening, running it through effects to give it an aggressive, spacey rush that takes your breath away. It's the sort of track that connects Kuedo's past to the newer music he made on 'Severant', with a fierce emotive grace and intense power. This will absolutely destroy dancefloors and headphones alike.
█▀▀ █▀█ █▀█ █
█▄▄ █▄█ █▄█ █▄█
☆ ☆ ☆ T R A C K L I S T I N G ☆ ☆ ☆
01.) Kuedo - Untitled Sketch April 26 2012 [Unreleased]
02.) Kuedo - Untitled Sketch April 9 2012 [Unreleased]
03.) Kuedo - Ant City [Planet Mu]
04.) Grown Folk x Main Attrakionz - ICE (Kuedo Remix) [Unreleased]
05.) Kuedo - Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space [Planet Mu]
06.) Kuedo - Onset (Escapism) [Unreleased]
07.) Kuedo - Main Attrakionz x Grown Folk Double M.O.B. Remix (Instrumental Synthpella) [Unreleased]
08.) Kuedo - Untitled Sketch Sep 24 2010
09.) Kuedo - Untitled Sketch July 17 2012 [Unreleased]
10.) Kuedo - Scissors [Planet Mu]
11.) Kuedo - Salt Lake Cuts [Unreleased]
12.) Kuedo - Untitled Sketch June 24 2012 [Unreleased]
13.) Kuedo - Untitled Sketch March 31 2012 [Unreleased]
: ▄ █ ▄ █ ▄ ▄ █ ▄ █ ▄ █
: Min- – – – – – – – – – -●Max