Sual021a- oculairus - The Pig Man - http://www.soulseekrecords.org
Oculairus' debut release 'The Pig Man E.P' arrives with 'Alone In Perpetual
Darkness', gregorian whispers and controlled noise lead us into
'Nestroyed', a pounding ethereal space organ melody of grand opulance
marking a welcome hello from the Kansas based producer.
'Lorsque nous nous....'continues to haunt, an excersize in cadence placing
melody center stage and becoming reminiscent of an early autechre, finding
a warmth in acid that few of the genres producers have yet to discover.
As we gracefully move into 'Green Pepper's slow climax of militant drills
and drones it is evident that this release is going to be a treat.
The Pig Man himself returns in 'one knifetip' to introduce the second half
of the e.p, 'Rezanatorerzim' is a dizzying display of unusual noise bursts
and time signature destruction capturing breakcore in its purest
esscence, as the track moulds into 'Goa Twin' Oculairus is dragging us
screaming into the darkest corner of his dancefloor, a layered gabba tinged
frenzy that wouldnt seem out of place in a heavy metal fans collection.
'Dr Leary's Electric....' is acid dementia, dripping synth lines combine to
create an almost kalidoscopic atmosphere, listen to this track on headphones
for the full effect of the woozy bassline, as we swirl into 'classic'
dischordant arpeggios try to keep up with frenetic rushes of percussion, a
quiet homage to the early Venetian Snares era.
With 'Zen' retro John Carpetnenter styled melodys compliment 8-bit drum
flutters beautifully creating a warm blanket of sound that truly inspires,
but the comfort zone does not last as we are thrown once again into
industrial mayhem, 'Lucid' is true dancefloor genius, skittering perc bursts
conjure images of limbs flailing and strobe lit euphoria, in closing the
dreamy 'Xtralitanium' washes heavy acid lines in foam and light hi hats,
showing a much more ambient side to oculairus skills, as with 'theta waves'
we are left with just enough menace to be wanting more and not to be too
frightened as to what may come next.
The Pig Man' is Oculairus carving out his sound, balancing analogue
porridge and dancefloor anthems perfectly, repeated listening is essential
as there is so much going on and so many different feelings conjured, I will
be awaiting an album with baited breath.
01 oculairus - Alone in perpetual darkness
02 oculairus - Nestroyed [Phantom of the 8bit]
03 oculairus - Lorsque nous nous sommes rencontrés au centre commercial
04 oculairus - Green Pepper
05 oculairus - one knifetip
06 oculairus - Rezanatorrizm
07 oculairus - goa twin
08 oculairus - Dr. Leary's Electric Orange Juice
09 oculairus - Classic
10 oculairus - Zen
11 oculairus - lucid
12 oculairus - Xtralitanium
13 oculairus - theta waves computer space [live set 002]
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writeup / Sine Weaver / email@example.com
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