Friday, March 22, 2019
Droptek - Symbiosis LP (Korsakov Music)
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DROPTEK releases his debut full-length album on KORSAKOV MUSIC with the SYMBIOSIS LP, a massive 18-track effort spanning a wide range of sonic textures infused with the signature DROPTEK sound. With past releases spearheading the drum & bass sound on the genre spanning electronic label Monstercat, SYMBIOSIS marks a first for both DROPTEK & KORSAKOV MUSIC as the first LP in each catalog. Within, DROPTEK touches on multiple styles of drum & bass, spanning from dark & devious halftime, powerful dancefloor, & rushing neruofunk beats marked by his innovative approach to production.
The tone for SYMBIOSIS is quickly set by the sprawling cinematic sounds of the EXPANSE, which rise smoothly into the fast paced & frantic realm of SCIENCE. Halftime sounds abound further in on tracks such as REVOLVER, which stretches an electrified bassline over its brutal beat amongst a constant flurry of arpeggios. The titular SYMBIOSIS drops into a dark and brooding groove punctuated by the sharp stabs of a harshly distorted saw bass. Melodic elements then take the focus within ILLUSIONS at the albums midpoint, featuring the vocals of HOLLY DRUMMOND atop the gliding sweeps of its bassline & flowing drums. COMPLY takes the form of a roaring dancefloor banger, complete with flourishes of rapid percussion atop its driving bassline. Finally, the album closes in an echo of its beginning with the once more cinematic track THE SPIRE, which fades into a mysterious & anticipatory nothingness in its final moments.
With SYMBIOSIS, DROPTEK combines with KORSAKOV MUSIC on a release that compliments both entities as champions of experimental and wide ranging Drum & Bass sounds alike. The result is an larger than life 18 track LP that could be delivered by no other, containing tracks fit for bustling club spaces that still ripple with experimental energy.
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