- Release Date 2013-03-25
- Label Audioporn
- Catalog APORN030
Terminal (Ft. Texas)
Thematically, the singles A-side is no mere random fusion of artwork, title and music: born from an impromptu laptop production session whilst waiting for a subsequently missed flight in a Norwegian airport terminal, the sense of the regimented yet grandiose vigour of flight culture is consequently and seamlessly captured in the full fifteen hour period it took waiting for the next departure. Opening with crisply refined snares and flickering arpeggios, Terminal wastes no time in stripping back the layers, the listener left with laser-precise midwave-movement and Texas titular lyrics floating effortlessly above the arrangement. Descending into a hostile cocktail of bouncing synths and clicking percussion, Terminal presents an undiluted assault that displays Mediks versatility in quality production no matter what style or BPM.
Lights drops the brooding angst of the former as it lifts the tone to dizzying heights: rave-era synths, progressive piano chords and swirling atmospherics quickly make way for rolling hats and pulsating subs, with its primary riff a loving homage towards the Sega Megadrive, Green Hill Zone era of yesteryear. The perfect, ecstatic set-ender.