There is a dichotomy within the very definition of the word Vault...on the one hand, a vaulted ceiling is typical in many sacred places of worship, forming an arch that is perfect for a choir to sing their praises to a higher power. On the other hand, one must go into a deep underground chamber or vault in order to unearth rare treasures only found through deliberate exploration.
Strathy's new release embodies this split personality with four tracks that climb to the roof tops with euphoric synths, only to plunge down into turbulent catacombs. ''Space Nation'' begins with a static radio transmission coiled around a cluster of drums ready for lift off. ''Duruti March'' takes us down a granular path full of dense texture and grit and doesn't let go. ''Arggg'' comes barreling through at a breakneck pace and just as you settle into the raucous, galloping groove, a radiant choir chimes in as a counterbalance to the chaos. ''Modern Slave'' lets us breath and gives room for a slightly twisted vocal to meander around a broken beat including the hint of hopeful yet melancholic synths and a bag of symbols seemingly being dragged across a concrete floor. Strathy weaves these elements together in a multifaceted ep that is sure to challenge the body and mind and leave ecstatic dancers wanting to dig deeper into the Vault.