25th February 2019
Vinyl & digital
Umwelt is the latest to join the VOITAX catalogue with his EP Ecopoiesis. The French producer had a strong 2018, and follows suit this year offering up five slices of electro-imbued fire-power.
The opening track, the EP’s namesake, eases the listener cinematically into the release. The paranoid synth lines are met with brooding low ends, while teasing glimpses of percussion guide the main body of the track.
»Frameshift Mutation« comes bearing all the nuances of contemporary electro, strapped with a melancholic arpeggio to boot.
»Faceless Power« rounds off the A-side powerfully with Umwelt’s unique techno-meets-electro approach. The snarling low end is met with the producer’s iconic synth-work which makes for a satisfying juxtaposition.
The flip continues to mount the pressure as »Breakaway«’s overdriven framework paves the way for another paranoid, dance floor weapon.
“Endless Blackness” gives the release some well deserved closure. The 303’s distinctive sound is the main attraction here – its sound working great in unison with the pad work in turn giving the track it’s awe inspiring dynamic.
Full Track Streaming:
“Arma Podcast 215”
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