Celo has weaved an intricate masterpiece with the track “Fall”. The energy in this release is high, pushed along with incredibly sculpted drums and subtly modulated bassline, everything that a listener wants in a drum and bass tune. This track, available on Nu-Venture Records, is top quality and I have enjoyed every second of it, so much so that I have replayed it several times in order to fully appreciate it while not writing to the groove. The instrumentation is well balanced and perfectly mixed with very effective use of effects and filters to alter the balance of the leading instruments. The drum fills and twists in the breaks are fun to listen to and give the track a real identity.
I’ve heard a fair few tracks from Celo now, and they get stronger all the time while retaining his signature sound and production values. I’d heavily recommend listening to the catalogue so that you can appreciate this music production of drum and bass at its finest.
This track starts with really nice filtered cold pads rising and drawing in the listener. The break pushes the track forward up until the lovely little percussive yet watery type fill. It reminds me of drum sticks rolling through a puddle – lovely!
Then the track drops and the bass warms the track with a swell and pump in the lower region. This is a really accomplished piece of drum and bass with well crafted, punchy drums and a great complement of sounds.
The overall mood of the track is almost a mysterious adventure theme and on several moments through the track, I imagined it supporting a scene in a secret agent type film like James Bond. It might just be the mood that I’m in, but either way, this is no criticism, I really like the feel of the track and will most definitely be on the look out for more from BlastikZ.
This track is available on Nu Venture Records.