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Following 2020's 'Point Vacancies', the debut EP from Jamie Paton and Mike Bourne's collaborative act Metal, the duo return with a trio of dubwise remixes from Mr. Paton himself as well as a peak-time stormer from fellow Bristol artist, Hodge. The latter immediately sets the record ablaze with a driving thump, duo of grainy hi-hats and a chalky clap. He layers an anthemic three-chord pad progression, building octaves, peppering in arpeggiated bleeps and articulate lead melodies, then tops it off with a few modular elements that retain the character of the original, before climaxing in true rave fashion. Proper. The following three mixes by Metal's own Jamie Paton make apparent his sonic obsession - the type of infinite tweaking that sees some artists/producers to the edge of madness, or at the very least satisfies some dragon-chasing addiction. There's a successive deconstruction from 'Remix' to 'Dubwise' to 'Dubwise II', most notably a reduction of rhythm and drum machinery, but also in general tonality. The melody remains central but is gradually obscured, taking on a less and less recognizable form, and by the end we're left with a skeleton of the track, quips and cranks, an assembly line of aluminum sheeting punctuated by demented nuts and bolts. As with the previous EP, the sparsity of elements illustrates just how far one can twist aesthetics, proving that self-imposed limitations can often propel an artist's process and land them somewhere unfamiliar, somewhere foreign, somewhere enchanted.Tracklisting:A1. Point Vacancies (Hodge Remix) A2. Dislocation Climb (Jamie Paton Remix) B1. Dislocation Climb (Jamie Paton Dubwise) B2. Dislocation Climb (Jamie Paton Dubwise II)
Following 2020's 'Point Vacancies', the debut EP from Jamie Paton and Mike Bourne's collaborative act Metal, the duo return with a trio of dubwise remixes from Mr. Paton himself as well as a peak-time stormer from fellow Bristol artist, Hodge. The latter immediately sets the record ablaze with a driving thump, duo of grainy hi-hats and a chalky clap. He layers an anthemic three-chord pad progression, building octaves, peppering in arpeggiated bleeps and articulate lead melodies, then tops it off with a few modular elements that retain the character of the original, before climaxing in true rave fashion. Proper. The following three mixes by Metal's own Jamie Paton make apparent his sonic obsession - the type of infinite tweaking that sees some artists/producers to the edge of madness, or at the very least satisfies some dragon-chasing addiction. There's a successive deconstruction from 'Remix' to 'Dubwise' to 'Dubwise II', most notably a reduction of rhythm and drum machinery, but also in general tonality. The melody remains central but is gradually obscured, taking on a less and less recognizable form, and by the end we're left with a skeleton of the track, quips and cranks, an assembly line of aluminum sheeting punctuated by demented nuts and bolts. As with the previous EP, the sparsity of elements illustrates just how far one can twist aesthetics, proving that self-imposed limitations can often propel an artist's process and land them somewhere unfamiliar, somewhere foreign, somewhere enchanted.Tracklisting:A1. Point Vacancies (Hodge Remix) A2. Dislocation Climb (Jamie Paton Remix) B1. Dislocation Climb (Jamie Paton Dubwise) B2. Dislocation Climb (Jamie Paton Dubwise II)
198391305085
Metal - Point Vacancies (Remixes)

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Format: Vinyl
Label: ESP INSTITUTE
Rel. Date: 05/10/2024
UPC: 198391305085

Point Vacancies (Remixes)
Artist: Metal
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Following 2020's 'Point Vacancies', the debut EP from Jamie Paton and Mike Bourne's collaborative act Metal, the duo return with a trio of dubwise remixes from Mr. Paton himself as well as a peak-time stormer from fellow Bristol artist, Hodge. The latter immediately sets the record ablaze with a driving thump, duo of grainy hi-hats and a chalky clap. He layers an anthemic three-chord pad progression, building octaves, peppering in arpeggiated bleeps and articulate lead melodies, then tops it off with a few modular elements that retain the character of the original, before climaxing in true rave fashion. Proper. The following three mixes by Metal's own Jamie Paton make apparent his sonic obsession - the type of infinite tweaking that sees some artists/producers to the edge of madness, or at the very least satisfies some dragon-chasing addiction. There's a successive deconstruction from 'Remix' to 'Dubwise' to 'Dubwise II', most notably a reduction of rhythm and drum machinery, but also in general tonality. The melody remains central but is gradually obscured, taking on a less and less recognizable form, and by the end we're left with a skeleton of the track, quips and cranks, an assembly line of aluminum sheeting punctuated by demented nuts and bolts. As with the previous EP, the sparsity of elements illustrates just how far one can twist aesthetics, proving that self-imposed limitations can often propel an artist's process and land them somewhere unfamiliar, somewhere foreign, somewhere enchanted.Tracklisting:A1. Point Vacancies (Hodge Remix) A2. Dislocation Climb (Jamie Paton Remix) B1. Dislocation Climb (Jamie Paton Dubwise) B2. Dislocation Climb (Jamie Paton Dubwise II)
        
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