Stormfield _ Collapsing System E.P [COMBAT033]
Fucked-up future filth, blurring the lines between 303, Electro & Techno. Disgusting.
My adrenalin levels soar every time I listen to these tracks. Really great stuff.
The originals (Rebuild, Collapsing System & Sea Ice) and deadly remixes by DeFeKt, Nonima & Errorbeauty are described perfectly in the press release as being paranoid, edgy, fierce and brutal. No reviewer is ever going to top the honesty in those words..
Rebuild‘s acid groove build to reveal a track of 2 parts, deep as it is nasty, with skillful use of synths to build the latter half’s rhythm. Next, the 12bit symphony of Collapsing System is indefinable as a piece of music.. The ebb and flow of those distorted toms and kicks, which spend their time weaving around the sorrowful pad and fragmented 303 is simply gorgeous. How something so dirty can be so beautiful at the same time is a contradiction that is repeated many times on this release.
The 4/4 kicks of Sea Ice bring us as close to traditional Techno territory as you are gonna get on this release, jarring the listener once more with the contrast between gentle melody and powerful downbeat. Stormfield gets deep.
Theres 3 great remixes also.. DeFeKt’s Rebuild is so unbelievably classy. Every single note of every single sound is 100% perfect. Great fucking job.
The Viet-Acid of Collapsing System by Errorbeauty is the most brutal moment of the release. I’ve never heard a 303 sound as evil or blunt as this. Gigantic music.
Finally, Nonima’s interpretation of Collapsing System, drags the original to another place.. Rush City. This is epic business.. I can totally imagine it being one of those “what is the name of that?!” tracks. Hard to choose a favourite from the reworks, but I think Nomina has succeeded in making something special.
Inventive originals and class remixes. Brilliant teamwork. Love it.