CWS _ Pain In The Drone EP [Sin 022]

CWS _ Sin 022

The more I hear it, the more I love it. Great originals and super demented remixes from Voidloss & Makaton.

CWS has got himself a really great EP on Singularity Recordings. The quality of the 3 originals and the remixes by Voidloss & Makaton make it something that I’m sure he is incredibly proud of.

Opener, Pain in the drone, is great techno. A class groove with stuff evolving and flying about all over the place. The drone that goes over the top really diverts the listener from the seemingly constant groove beneath and in reality, it’s absolutely alive with hard work. I’m hearing new stuff every time I listen to it.

Voidloss’ version of Pain in the drone is tough, muscular and rhythmic; pulling some melody from the original and twisting it into an almost confusing bed of sound. The groove that builds around this, especially in the second half of the track is incredible with the phenomenally tight and dirty drums that you love to hear from Steve. Pure filth.

Project Quatermass is pure power. Epic pads.. Pummeling kicks and some off beat percussion, that when it comes in full, fills in the gaps so well between the kicks. Brilliant.

I can definitely imagine Inigo Kennedy a track like Something Else at the end of a mix – it’s got that big melodic vibe of it, with a strong rhythm.

Makaton’s remix of Somewhere Else scrapes the original back to the bone and effectively shits down it’s neck. Raw, demented and confident, it’s heads down until the synth begins. Definitely the klaxon call for people to get sectioned. Fucking Bomb!

Nothing left to say except – great music!

Out on 25th February.

Music production and history are my biggest passions in life. Though people often say that Techno is faceless and should be about the music blah, blah, blah.. I believe in the need to document the people and stories behind it. Techno is a very small world in reality and I think it needs a proper resource. I hope that everyone who is interested in Techno finds this blog accessible in terms of the way that it is written. I personally prefer to hear the artists voice as loud as the music and never enjoy synopsised and pasteurised versions of old conversation; the sort that's peppered with the occasional quote here and there.

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