Subsphere Review of Leviathan / Microgravity (DFA002)
"If it wouldn’t bring up reminiscences of fat people yelping I’d certainly be compelled to call it a bass opera."from Subsphere.net
We start today with the solemn bestowal of the single of the week award and the special medal for epicness too to Austrian producer Double Helix, whose second single on Deep Field Audio propels him into the premier league of neurofunk. ‘How so?’ you’ll undoubtedly ask, but before you whet your scepticism’s sword, go have a listen to Leviathan’s Phace-ish intro and see for yourself how the pads from the long gone future evolve into the main part’s nagging heavyweight bass procedures, and then witness how the two-bar monad twists and turns over the next four minutes or so until it finally resolves in a major halftime finale – if it wouldn’t bring up reminiscences of fat people yelping I’d certainly be compelled to call it a bass opera. On the flipside of things we find the form-wise more common Microgravity, and whenever you find an introduction as detailed as this you’re usually in for a treat. That’s exactly what’s happening here, for when the eerie atmosphere’s last scape gives way to the massive drops of drowning bass and crisp drums of one of this year’s finest tunes thus far, you’ll certainly want to invent some silly award yourself in honour of this outstanding production.
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