- Artists Vosper, Rework, Polar
- Release Date 2012-04-09
- Label Meant Records
- Catalog MEANT012
Vosper is a new project from the Montreal based duo of Edouard Le and Christopher Byron and this is their debut EP. Musically the pair have their roots in the sounds of new wave, alternative & industrial music and are clearly influenced by everyone from early Human League & Nitzer Ebb to Joey Beltram & LFO. Their passion for collecting vintage studio gear has helped shape a very analog sound whilst their fusing of teutonic beats with dark yet engaging melodies has led to a uniquely futuristic feel.
The EP kicks off with title track Release', a brooding and propulsive slice of techno that marries ominous pitch shifted vocals with an array of taught electronic instrumentation. Acidic squelches, bleeps, beats and bass tones interplay to create a hypnotic and haunting atmosphere on this outstanding track. The original version is followed by a remix from sometime Playhouse/Output producer Rework who strips back the parts and turns in a spacious yet intense version that is an outstanding alternative.
Next up we have Hidden Faces' which journeys further into electro influenced techno with a track driven by analog bass, tight percussion and subtle melodic elements, once again complimented by the duo's distinctive vocals. The original is accompanied by a remix from Polar AKA DC Salas & Thomas Sari who deliver a house orientated version that lightens things up whilst maintaining plenty of intensity, quality stuff. Finally the release is completed by We Are' are twisted and cinematic sounding piece of electronica that provides the perfect final piece in the puzzle.
This is a stellar debut from Remain's new signing on Meant whom we are certain to be hearing more from in the future