Artist // Agressor Bunx
Release // Acid Mirage EP
Label // Eatbrain
Release Date // 01.04 Beatport Excl & 15.04 Worldwide
Their existence was one removed from our own, separated by a planar shift aeons ago. Their world, so long displaced from its point of origin, seemed a parody to any who gained the ability to briefly peer beyond their veil of ignorance and look within. To their eyes it appeared warped & twisted, broken in ways incomprehensible and utterly alien to the human mind. The visage of those who dwelled within mirrored this otherworldly appearance, their impossibly elongated bodies making a mockery of the human form. To most, such sights were too much to bear, inflicting terror in the minds of the viewer, but for he who had long strode between both worlds such aberrant existences bore forth the comforts of home.
Some had called them visions, other a curse, and still yet more spoke of them as evidence of a demonic possession. None touched on the true nature of his existence however, for none else had ever walked between the planes as he. From his birth, the walker had seen both worlds overlaid upon each other, their realms intermingling and allowing him to step between them as he pleased. In this way he journeyed through his life, striding the boundary between the mundane and what lay beyond. When he spoke of that which he had seen, many brushed it off as the ravings of a madman, one forever lost within an ACID MIRAGE. Himself though, he knew otherwise, and immersed himself in the marvel of this foreign plane.
AGRESSOR BUNX return to EATBRAIN with the follow up to 2018’s DEATH MEADOW EP in the form of the ACID MIRAGE EP, which continues its predecessor’s full scale overdriven sound with equal measure. ACID MIRAGE struts out of the gate with energetic saw stab highs and a gnashing bassline, while the bravado of LIGHTS is carried by its powerful horn melody. NITRO FUNKS brings forth its own supercharged atmosphere which surges impatiently towards its climax, and RAGE VALLEY’s dissonant tones close the EP in a menacing menagerie of seething sonic energy. With ACID MIRAGE, AGRESSOR BUNX once again lead the EATBRAIN charge guided by their particularly devastating vision of drum & bass.
Artist // Akov
Release // U WANT IT
Label // Eatbrain
Release Dates // Beatport Excl 15.04 & Worldwide 29.04
Fame and fortune: doesn’t everyone dream of such luxuries in our modern world? Indeed, such lofty positions seem to appear out of thin air to those who are visited by them, gifts from a gilt messenger that fall randomly upon those who do not even ask for it. What? Then, what must I do to receive such a visitation. Is it not enough that I want it? Is it not enough that I crave with every ounce of my being the admiration of all those around me? To be the object of their envious stares? So many waste their stardom, squandering it with their “effort” and “devotion” as though they’ve forgotten that they’re already famous!
Were I to be in their position, I would certainly not waste away such golden moments with such pointless work. I would sit, not upon a couch but upon a throne, exquisitely decorated with only the finest of materials. There, I would languish in my lavish lifestyle, my every need attended to by the throngs of adoring fans who would celebrate my very existence. It’s a shame really that no one notices how fit I would be for the lifestyle, the parties, the photos, the “doing nothing” all day. I’ve certainly got that last part well practiced. We’re being famous actually a job, I’d be a shoe in for the position. It's not though of course, and all the smart people know that. Some may claim to have worked for it, some may claim to have taken years to reach their status, but I know differently. I know what they say isn't true. I know it's not you that makes fame, but fame that makes you.
AKOV returns to the EATBRAIN pack with his latest EP YOU WANT IT. Following up 2017s Shapeshifter EP on the label, YOU WANT IT is the latest in a high volume of releases from AKOV across further labels such as C4C Recordings, Bad Taste Recordings, and Othercide Records. On display for the first time within the EP are AKOV’s own rap vocals, such as on the titular U WANT IT, which features a rapid fire vocal lead before launching into a chaotically warped bassline signature of the AKOV sound. The twin mixes of BLIND then contrast each other, with the SUN MIX charting melodic course marked by reverberating synth sweeps and a smoother sung vocal melody, while the MOON MIX features an elastic bassline alongside these elements. INTERSTELLAR’s electric sonic elements combine with the vocals of MULTIPLEX for a frantic audio sequence which closes the EP at lightspeed. With YOU WANT IT, AKOV displays his singular sound design & inimitable attitude in tandem with the addition of his own vocal talent for an EP that set to make an impact via the EATBRAIN label.
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