Past present and future. It only takes this much to perfectly describe the new item in the rootplex catalog. Four pieces of angular, futurist dubs signed by ecoform, with roots reaching back into decades of electronic dance music and with a foot firmly planted in the present. But above all these pieces focus on the not yet taken steps, the evolution, the stylistic mutation – the far future.
Intro track "addiction" introduces a deep rolling groove with lush, reverberating vocals, mellow sci-fi chords and detailed sound-design. A track heavily rooted in the past with a strong garage feel in the swung beats and detroit-like chord progressions. Yet still bravely looking ahead through hi-tech eyeglasses.
"Unequal" on the other hand is all about the unknown, the exploration and fiction. With swinging yet abstract percussion patterns, bending metallic synth lines, mysterious melodies stock in deep space, and a delicate and restrained drum track pulsing away like a long lost space probe.
Title track "Init" extends this futurist tecnoid feeling with swelling metalized synth textures, boombastic low-end and strange binary melodies floating downwards like digital debris. Was it not for the strangely familiar rhythm construct, it would all sound like an alien cross of an 8bit console android and an advanced bionic creature from a utopian future jazzing out.
Last track "ekstra" pulls back into the present (almost), with skipping and shuffling beats, delicious dub chords, and a hypnotic bass groove. Yet somehow the weirdness from the above-mentioned pieces still echo and ricochet throughout the track, as if the silhouettes of cyborgs and androids are still jackin to the future beat.
released June 5, 2010
Written & produced by: Ecoform
Mastering by: Z Todorovic
Released by: rootplex.com