DAMON BELL

ALTERED VISIONS EP

Meda Fury

MF1604

DAMON BELL

ALTERED VISIONS EP

Meda Fury

MF1604

MF1604
ARTIST
DAMON BELL
TITLE
ALTERED VISIONS EP
LABEL
Meda Fury
CAT NO.
MF1604
FORMAT
12"
RELEASE DATE
    18/11/2016
TERRITORY
WORLDWIDE EX. USA & JAPAN
BARCODE
5055274707013
GENRE
Deep House Techno
FEATURING
Damon Bell
ASSETS

TRACK LISTING

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  1. A1 Akebu-Lan
  2. A2 Ether
  3. B1 Altered Visions
  4. B2 Kinetic Energy (feat Afrikan Sciences)

SALES NOTES

Meda Fury welcome back Oakland resident Damon Bell for another accomplished EP of rugged cosmic grooves and tribal pressure.

Bell is riding a rich wave of form with a killer recent release on Don’t Be Afraid, and even more fire on the Burek label, not forgetting his impressive debut last year on his regular home, the mighty Deepblak - he’s a proven master at fusing Afro-centric rhythms, rich keys and off-kilter pads into an urgent and contemporary form of house music that deftly eschews cliche.

‘Akebu-Lan’ commences the ritual with a gospel vocal loop over pumping 808 kicks and tranced out swollen pads, giving way to ecstatic fender rhodes chords and climatic piano, reminiscent of Robert Hood - is this Bell's fastest bpm track yet?
Loose/live jazz keys riff throughout ‘Ether’ creating a warm rich miasma of sound against the distressed percussive gyrations and sinister drones.
Hypnotic synth riffs tumble over the powerful drum-track in ‘Altered Visions’ creating a deliciously hypnotic chug.
Drawing the EP to a close, Deepblak and PAN cohort African Sciences joins Bell for the sizzling ‘Kinetic Energy’; a sleazy, skronking cut of slurred moog bass and atonally pitched toms wrestling with thumping kicks and whispered vox pummel the listener.

Published: 28th October 2016

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