- Release Date 2016-03-25
- Label Purple Tape Pedigree
- Catalog PTP007
Uncoiling at a frantic, 150+ bpm pulse, Syn Stair is a stomach-sinking exercise in tension. Melody comes in the form of arpeggiated synth chatter, dipping through aqueous and distorted states while cutting up octaves in repetition like a menacing chant. Mutant noise, sourced from real world recordings and what lies beyond, punctuates any notion of rhythm as the conceivable drum darts in and out of visibility in this terrorscape. As the A-side focuses on a brooding, weightless approach ("Syn Stair (No Fountain)," "SYN 555 Zone") with bursts of stop-n-go movement ("10 Cones") to achieve closer proximity, the flip is where momentum gathers from quickened stalk ("Syn Stair (Blind)," "Sharp") to pursuit, ending at a punishing 4x4 charge ("Spectral Future Loop"). A chase dream in six parts.
If all modern electronic music were defined simply by sure-footed genre referencing, DJNJD's work would remain a legless hover akin to Orko (of He-Man fame). His music is of polymorphic design: past "juke" and "hardcore" classifications can only be mere scribbles on various torn pages in a larger, tattered collage - the lines upon which illegibly bleed into one another.
Mastered / Cut by Rashad Becker for D&M
Art by DJ NJ Drone
Inner Label Layout by Amad Ilyas
Syn Stair (PTP007) is out March 25, 2016 on limited edition vinyl + digital