Skirt – Wish In The Maze (SEMANTICA 28 – 2013)
Skirt’s position as a flagship producer in Semantica’s stable is reaffirmed with “Wish In The Maze” when the US-born and Birmingham-based Bethany DeMoss returns to Svreca’s label shortly after excllent “Tumulto”, backed by Yuji Kondo and Shifted remixes, and earlier co-op with Svreca (“Hymen”).
The new EP is again a joint effort with remix support received by Inigo Kennedy and Ancient Methods. The 120 BPM original moves in the realms of dark ambient, where cycles of swirling pads roam on slow seismic bass, backed by voice modulations. Despite of doomsday aura, certain warmth is sustained deep inside the track.
Inigo Kennedy throws frothing loops over steadfast bass throb, thus eyeing increased floor compatibility. Notorious for its tormenting effect, Ancient Methods debuts on Semantica and reserves the hotspot for eight and a half minutes to mold the original with proven toolbox. Mercurial riffs and clanging beats result in another stunning piece by the techno crusader from Berlin.
Here we have three tracks of incisive techno science with restrained beat rate.