- Release Date 2014-12-22
- Label Tessier-Ashpool Recordings
- Catalog TARND001
Lead track "Drum Vehicle" is a determined slog through a dense swamp of percussive artifacts, varispeed vocalizations, piano house figments, and jacked-in miscellanea. Vlsonn's trademark kick scarcity lends the groove an appropriately hypnotic and engrossing reverse feel, while the latter-half of the track allows the underlying reese to take center stage, and cement its oppressive, yet sensuous identity. This serpentine techno blueprint is revisited on "Empty Tank", which allows a bit of dub and soul to colour the urban decay, unrelenting as it may be – submerged aesthetics prevail as submarines bellow and reverb drench phases in and out. Middle child "Zombie Zaire" is an expressive, textural drum tool which gradually evolves into a full-blown peak time weapon.
On the remix tip, TAR hype man Spurz takes "Drum Vehicle" on a North American club road trip, wherein a refill is done in Baltimore, and the car gets totaled in Detroit.
Automotive industry jams, courtesy of Tessier-Ashpool Recordings.
Get on board.