Ed Chamberlain – Untitled (SEMANTICA 52 – 2013)
Ed Chamberlain’s second visit to Semantica with an IDM and electro EP that belongs to the more placid department of the Madrid label. Across three tracks Chamberlain, who once ran his own Baselogic imprint, admits his preference for the melodic and intelligent side of electronic music.
The “Place” is an example of finely textured electro with blossoming pads and accentuated bass while “Somefind” is expressive electronica with acid drops, akin to former Toytronic output. Dramatically titled “Landmine” starts with a space mission countdown and takes off to a helium-fuelled trip.
Chamberlain’s sound engineering seems pretty close to Plant43, another artist from Semantica’s roster and currently preparing his next EP for the label.