Corvum - Apoptygma by Tribal Pulse published on 2014/03/14 20:38:57 +0000 In July last year we let loose our first excursion on vinyl, and from then on in it's been a crazy year. We're 3 EPs in now and we feel each one has been a huge step towards defining what has become the Tribal Pulse sound. We'll be doing more of the same in 2014, and we've got some recordings lined up that we feel are truly beautiful and unique. However, we've been racking our brains to come up with an idea that'll shake things up a bit. With that in mind, we're proud to present "Tribal Pulse FOUR". Every fourth release from us will be a little bit different. These releases will be digital-only compilations where we'll introduce new artists into the family and expand a little genre-wise, releasing music that we love, but that wouldn't usually feature on the label. We're delighted to be able to add 2 new artists to our family with the beginning of this new series. First up we welcome Glasgow-based ambient composer Fragile X. Here he records guitar parts to cassette, before stretching and cutting the tape many times over along with an array of effects to create "Sonder", a surreal soundscape that's brimming with colour. Next up we have label stalwarts Boom Merchant and Acidulant. Boom Merchant brings the thumping rhythms of "Collage" to a crescendo of dense advancing basslines, funk-driven acid and gentle melodic sweeps. Meanwhile, Acidulant's "x33345" carries listeners off into a melee of smart percussion work, intricate smears of 303 and sounds from outer space. Last but not least we welcome Greek veteran producer Corvum. He recorded the first episode of our podcast series, and here he debuts on the label with 'Apoptygma', a dark mechanical techno monster. We loved the energy of this track, with it's dark throbs of distorted bass. We hope you enjoy the experience of listening to these tracks as much as we've enjoyed discovering them.