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Artist: VV.AA.
Title: Diffraction of Sound EP
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: Protect Audio (@)
Rated: *****
The sixth installment from Protect Audio seems to surface from the crust between tectonic plates of contemporary techno, neurofunk and harsher drum'n'bass. The most interesting aspect is the fact this label is trying to refresh and enhance the quality of sound so that many liusteners will easily fathom while listeneing to the four effluences on "Diffraction of Sound EP" since the initial "Treibgut" (German for "marine debris"), the surprising track by Berlin-based duo Survey, where Hardy and SolHo melt perfectly sharpened breaks, venomous tentacular bass frequencies, ticking clicks and suffocating sounds with the alternation of a sort of unnatural breath and temporary apneas, which could let you think about the awakening of some sea monster after it got hassled by isles of floating litter. The somehow creepy atmosphere, which introduces the following Homemade Weapons' "Slivers" by means of explosions and spurts, precedes avalanches of crackling beats which becomes more and more engaging and viscous, while Shiver seems to apply himself with a broken clockwork, which he tries to resuscite by means of pumping inflations on "Displaced". An old-school aftertaste and a sort of broken samba mark Marukomu's "Iridium" out, which is maybe the track, where some spores of the previous tracks coalesce and eddy into a really absorbing tune. As I've already highlighted, the quality of sounds is one the most remarkable aspect of this release besides the panache of stylistical crossbreeding.



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