ASC | Perpetual Motion (12") [SPTL008]
ASC | Perpetual Motion
Label: Spatial – SPTL008
Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Purple Marbled
Released| 03 Mar 2023
A1 - Creation
ASC mixes up the Spatial framework superbly with Creation, channeling the classic 720-style vibe of yesteryear. Transforming apache breaks with a twisted sci-fi crunch, the harsh beat patterns take center stage throughout, stabbing and jittering over computerised FX and an unsettled extra-terrestrial backdrop that could punctuate an interplanetary starfighter dogfight. This one will be at home in sets spanning several generations of the atmospheric drum & bass movement.
A2 - Placid
ASC’s intricate, tight break work returns with Placid, bringing an elegant, mysterious aura echoing a solitary avian predator calmly scanning its vast territorial expanse from the skies above. The listener is treated to a host of familiar throwback samples delivered in a subtle, refined manner, with a beautifully simple melody developing over the beat work as the track progresses.
B1 - Essence
An unnerving atmosphere from the off here as Essence brings forth an unforgettably simple, addicting beat pattern with constant hats and echoed mellow snares driving an energetic rhythm that will quickly get the head nodding along. ASC drops muffled vocal samples and a repeating melody into the mix to ensure Essence will stay with the listener long after the conclusion.
B2 - Silent Running
Dialing back the intensity somewhat, Silent Running provides respite to close the EP with X-Files-style keys and minimal synth work. The break structure follows a chilled 2-step pattern with double snares closing the loop, mixed up occasionally with a subdued threat of more energetic arrangements which remain dormant in the shadows... Until the next time
Words by Chris Hayes (Spatial / Red Mist)
- Purple Marbled Vinyl 12" in Spatial Sleeve.
- Black Paper Inners.
- Written, produced, and engineered by James Clements.
B2 Silent Running