A fresh year brings fresh information. There is always a sense of optimism and looking forward. And so it is that the forward thinking starts here with Metro's brand new imprint 'Ortem'.
Best known for his productions via MJAZZ and Pinecone Moonshine Metro boots up his label with his EP 'Grid'. This consists of 4 tracks of uncomprimising drum and bass in a 'post Autonomic' style.
'Time Lapse' starts with a Detroit-esque cascade of sound which both draws in the listener and transfixes them before a sparse, and airy landscape is revealed.
'Impi' harks back to vocal tape loop snippets of the great minimalists and twists them into a half time glitchy stepper.
The Ep's title track is vintage house keys, crackles and electricity that morph into a 'woodblock on a spaceship' driven masterpiece.
The final offering is hammered home via 'Mallet'. This is post industrial loops, machine noise, clicks, rhythmic drones, washes and claps which sound like a rave in the loading bay of the space station that is the culmination of your journey courtesy of the music within.
Supported by Ross Allen, Amoss, Chris Inperspective, Daat, Code, Justice, Dexta, Mauoq, Books, Rawtrachs, Akuratyde