ad.lib & silvision _ Sins EP [Affin LTD10]
Cavernous mechanical grooves, backed with remixes by Attanasio and Spieth.
The lads excel at the stripped back mechanical rhythms. Working with a couple of strong elements, subtle changes and intelligent arrangements, they always appear to be able to stretch the tension out with ease . Track 1 – Greed is a perfect example of that simplicity. The snare / percussion part that eventually comes in has a childlike quality to the pattern; something which seems to have an innate familiarity to it. I guess it’s a primal thing.
The remix of Greed, by Raffaele Attanasio is a powerful workhorse. Dubby, filtered and jacking, it evolves into a cool call and response type thing. The combonition of bottom end and ride cymbal doesn’t fuck around. The breaks in this one are cool, thinning all the elements out before a flick of filtered stab beings it all back in.
Joachim Spieth’s remix of Greed injects a hefty slab of funk into the original parts, dragging it out of stripped back territory, turning it into a scraping and atmospheric percussive roller. Spieth does this kind of trick very well indeed.
The EP is finished with one final original track – Envy – which is probably my favourite on the release and another fine example of how skilled ad.lib and silvision are at doing so much with so little. The percussion gradually filters and resonates to the break, where the kick pattern goes kinda half time to reinforce the groove. By the time it slams back in with the ride, the percussion seems to have spun around, almost on the beat again. Brilliant stuff.
Supported by Chris Liebing, Ben Sims, Speedy J, Claude Young, Dubfire, Danny Tenaglia, Jonas Kopp, Loco Dice, Joseph Capriati, Amê, Benoit Cartier, Mathias Schaffhäuser, Deepchild, Peter Van Hoesen & amm
Out on Vinyl Now: http://www.deejay.de/Sins__124653
Digital release available on Bandcamp Now: http://affin.bandcamp.com/album/sins
Beatport and other stores next week.
A1 – Greed
A2 – Greed (Raffaele Attanasio Remix)
B1 – Greed (Joachim Spieth Remix)
B2 – Envy