Just while you thought it was secure to show your consideration again to different artists for a minute, seems Current Value is giving the DnB world much less and fewer of a refractory interval by way of time between terrifyingly good releases. His subsequent enterprise is quick approaching with Far Layer, due out this Friday, March 22 on an Othercide Beatport unique. Time to hunker down for extra bass explosions.
Far Layer is kind of totally different, even for Current Value. There is a few particular work that would appear considerably like typical DnB however some tracks are actually on the market. There’s a stunning quantity of melody and vocals on this EP, which appears to be indicative of CV’s latest curiosity in melody and music and the way it pairs with heavy bass. “Dispelling Fear,” feat. Snow and Coresplittaz, for instance, has some actually attention-grabbing vocal and melody work. Similarly the title monitor is sort of all melody and ambient sound design. “Photoelectric” and “Ferromagnetic” appear to be extra typical DnB however they nonetheless have that brainsplitting Current Value appeal that by no means fairly lets the prefrontal lobe off the hook.
In phrases of recognizable drum and bass, our Your EDM premiere “Ferromagnetic” even goes so far as to have a really acquainted musical pattern within the intro and within the break. The beat construction, nevertheless, is one other CV slammer. Only Current Value can provide a hearty nod to the old fashioned in a monitor whereas on the similar time making it so totally different and new that nobody would query his innovation or originality.
The beat and bassline are each fairly minimal and clear with a easy kick and snare overlay and extra traditional DnB phrase transitions. The most notable innovation right here is within the syncopation of what can actually solely be known as a second beat, though some could tag it because the bassline. Raw, grinding and virtually dissonant in how off the primary beat it’s, this second beat is the place the mind of the listener actually wakes up, pays consideration and tries to make sense of one other CV monitor. Let the simultaneous skanking and chin scratching begin.
With a lot to digest on Far Layer, one might say that DnB followers will likely be occupied for some time however we nonetheless hope he continues his present development of releasing extra typically. In the meantime, take pleasure in exploring the Far Layer of the cerebrum with this epic EP.
Far Layer will launch on a Beatport unique on Othercide Records March 22 and will likely be out there on all different platforms on April 7. For pre-order, go to Beatport or Othercide’s Bandcamp page.