- Release Date 2019-03-18
- Label Bedrock Records
- Catalog BEDDIGI137
Powered by a monstrous, pummelling kick, hissing hats and shakers Red Phosphorous rises, ever-upwards, into a gargantuan wall of fizzing, unrelenting Techno energy. In its Reduced Mix format the immaculate layers of percussion and synth work are expanded and blended into an equally explosive and magnificently hypnotic alternative chemical reaction. Black Phosphorous continues the gloriously intense percussive theme, getting more experimental and abstract, whilst Violet Phosphorous concludes this sophisticated audio experiment, by shape shifting between unrelenting weighty intensity and delicate fragile beauty. In summation, the Phosphorous EP is an utterly exhausting aural experience par excellence.
Having been an inspirational figure since those heady days (and nights) of the embryonic club scene back in 1988, and having exceeded an astonishing 300+ productions in his 30-year career, Oliver Lieb remains a steadfast fixture in the premier league of international producers and (most importantly) keeps surprising and amazing everyone with his extraordinary sounds and stylistic diversity. Oliver views music as an endless horizon of expression and refuses to be pigeonholed in one specific genre, an attitude well suited to the Bedrock ethos. An additional array of aliases L.S.G., SOL, Spicelab, The Ambush, Paragliders, Mindspace have given him the freedom to paint genre-blurring musical portraits that are timeless and stand as key creative markers in the history of a scene that continues to grow and always evolve.
For those wanting to further explore and join the dots from years gone by, Oliver Liebs Parallax as featured on John Digweeds Structures Two album (BEDSTRUCTCD2), Epsilon Eridani EP (BED99), and his collaborative project (as The Audible Suspects) with Jimmy Van M (BEDCOLLAB01), are all well worth checking.