Liquithority drops another huge track unto the world with ‘War Lord’, a more intense and slightly darker piece of music, that still captures the unique sound and style that is the Manchester producer to a t.
The drums are crisp and punchy, driving the track forward and providing structure to the brilliantly spaced instrumentation and mix of synths that dance around the stereo field. The snare drum rolls and ticks along with such a groove that really adds the feel of a human player to the part. The drums, bass and synth sound design in this track is really spot on and listening in headphones only exaggerates the space that has been produced in this track.
As always, I am very impressed with the musicality and production from Liquithority, seeing a new track released by him always brings a smile to my face. This track doesn’t fail to do that either, my favourite sound in the track is the distant bass that introduces a key change towards the second half of the track showing the depth of musical knowledge and mixing technique. This is brilliant, check it out now.
Mike Moss drops his latest music offering with his EP, “Start with Love, And Forgive the Rest”. This is a brilliant blend of electronic elements infused within a traditional instrument set of a band. In the seven track collection, he takes us on a journey through his mind and vision of the world.
My personal favourite from listening to the EP is ‘Revolver’, an upbeat track with a awesome vocal line, excellent musical performances on each instrument and a killer arpeggiated synth line. There is so much soul with the dynamics build within the track, from the lower parts to the full on chorus, all creating a magical wall of sound that supports the vocal perfectly. This production is consistent across the each track on the release and it is really refreshing to hear so much detail put across a collection of tracks, with each one being brilliantly different from the next, yet unmistakably Mike Moss.
“Revolver” has some really nice space and use of reverb that I really enjoyed, all the sounds are crisp and punchy throughout, especially the drums and vocals. The width and dynamic shifts in this track are particularly impressive and it makes for enjoyable listening on your favourite set of speakers! I can highly recommend this release as a perfect example of production values for a release, and a great set tracks from a talented musician and performer, Mike Moss.
FERG release their incredibly creative track “123” on Stripes Records, this is a masterful piece of music that needs to be experienced, not just listened to. The instrumentation is interesting and somewhat unusual, although, each sound is perfectly crafted and given it’s own space within the mix. The width in the stereo imaging is incredible, with some of the high synth sounds seemingly jumping out of the speakers horizontally.
The reverb on the vocal stab and the cavernous space that this creates rolling away in to the background is unreal. I couldn’t help but smile listening to this. The introduction of the mallet type instruments to almost give more stimulus to the listener perfectly compensates the lack of words with in the vocal part. It is really very well put together and I am particularly inspired listening to this.
This track, in my opinion, borrows from so many genres that it almost shouldn’t work, but then again, thats probably why it does. The selection of instruments is really well thought out with each sound able to contradict and compliment the other parts of the arrangement. The dynamics in the mix rise and fall and build a really interesting energy as the track progresses. Brilliant piece of music that I’m really glad I’ve had the opportunity to listen to.