Sam KDC | Shedding Skin (12") [AUX024]


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Sam KDC | Shedding Skin
Label: Auxiliary – AUX024
Format: Vinyl, 12", EP, Limited Edition, Green Splatter
Released| 28 Feb 2022

Sam KDC presents the first Auxiliary 12" EP of 2022, entitled Shedding Skin, a varied four-track odyssey that goes far and beyond the conventions of techno and 170 bass music.

The EP opens up with the ominous underworld tones of Silver Serpent. Menacing snarls of metallic synthesis set against the backdrop of frenetic hi-hats and slow pulsing heavyweight bass make this a surefire way to inject something unique into any DJ set.

False Idols then takes things a step further with its relentless percussive torrent, set against a sea of uneasy undertones that wash in and out of proceedings.

Prophecy Unfurling introduces breakbeats to devastating effect, as the journey continues underground. Dystopian pulses of synths interacting with the breaks play off each other in a distinct fashion that has become a trademark of Sam's after 2019's Omen Rising LP on Horo.

Finally, Sam brings it all to a head with the uptempo frenzy of Bloodstone. It's been a while since Sam has toyed with this tempo, but Bloodstone shows just why he's revered as one of the true innovators of 170. An almost playful bouncing ring-modulated bass tone sets the scene for Sam's now trademark ominous dark palette to paint a truly captivating picture for the listener.

Shedding Skin shows an artist at the top of his craft truly doing his own thing.

All tracks written, produced, and engineered by Samuel Wood.

- Limited edition splatter 140g 12".
- 3mm spine Kraft board sleeve with black paper inner.
- Artwork sticker on sleeve.

A1    Silver Serpent
A2    False Idols
B1    Prophecy Unfurling
B2    Bloodstone

# Techno # Grey Area # Industrial # Experimental

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