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Powder Blue

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>>> REVIEW: internationalorange.io/new-com-powder-blue-comfortnoise/
>>> listen to OM UNIT (Cosmic Bridge; Bristol) playing "Milan": soundcloud.com/omunit/om-unit-swu-fm-june-2021-w-special-guest-pugilist
>>> listen to ORSON (Version; Berlin) playing "Cessation": soundcloud.com/version111a/orson-foxmind-callshop-radio-2682021


“Powder Blue” is another composition of crisp heavyweight Swiss dubbings delivered by NEW.COM on his Comfortnoise imprint: Six soundsystem workouts assembled into a proper mini album, accompanied by a picture inlay plus sticker, and the download code.

This record maps NEW.COM’s own take of Bristol-influenced bass music. It advances his preceding “The Unity Is Submarine” EP by inclining towards grime and drill patterns, shaded by reggae, jungle, funky, acid and electro.

“Milan” opens the A-side with a turbulent flow of percussion grounded by a solid, deep-rooted bassline. It develops into a ravey, yet melancholic hands-in-the-air mood. “Olamina” invites to dance by displaying a reduced, funky drum pattern with fat kicks: You choose whether you ride the pushy flow or drift into a cool, laid-back reverie. “Dubclusion” concludes this side with a mighty bassline wrapped up in a deliberately idiosyncratic digital reggae tune.

On the B-side, “Decoy” rushes through the dancefloor like a proper techno tune. However, it has its own edge and surprises not only with some sort of hysterical birds but also a swinging bassline. Thereafter, “Brainbridge” enters a most reduced, spacious, heavyweight realm. Its drill pattern is fully presented just once but never stops clinging to your head throughout the whole suspenseful journey. “Cessation” comes full circle as a dark, spooky, droning tune that dismisses you into your very own inner world.

This is serious heavyweight meditation business!

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released May 3, 2021

www.comfortnoise.com

all tracks w & p by Marius Neukom
mastered by Adi Flück at Centraldubs
Artwork by Stillhart Konzept
distributed by RewindForward - rwdfwd.com

p & c 2021 com03

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bass & dub research alongside the hardcore continuum

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