ORTEM 005 - '4th System' EP

by Cuelock

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A new year heralds in new material and a return from Cuelock. The 4th System gathers together 4 tracks of experimental 170BPM music.

Decagon is an angular cross pollination of many different interconnecting influences. Its intro lends itself to industrial and twists into a visceral dub bassline. Its multi sided shape swells into Deepchord style stabs that echo of dub techno.

4th System continues to tread the experimental, deep dub path. A constant flow is punctuated by filtered drums a warm sub, cymbal shards and a wood block. A ghostly orchestra float in underneath a waterfall with some spiced rum, sunny delight and join the party.

Overlap walks in off a busy street and leaves behind car horns and the hustle and bustle of busy life. The throng and throb of the city, the rhythm of life. A type writer echoes and a tape from a revox runs out in another room. A graceful other-worldly piano plays and there are faint horn stabs.

YYZZ is the chromosome of ambient pulses and lush pad washes. Waves constantly crash onto a beach and cause electric clicks and crackles. The listener is drawn back under the water and encapsulated in its ebb and flow. A distant bass drum that leaks from the inside of a submarine keeps time. Secret sonar messages are sent and are responded to as the hatch opens and the rhythm is released.

Supported by Dyl, Nic TVG, Mauoq, Diverge, Eschaton, Chris Inperspective, Dominic Ridgway, Daat, Justice, Dexta, Rob Vanden, Troy Gunner, Klash Kontakt, DJ Finn


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released February 17, 2017



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