23 July 2007

? - '?'

Just been listening through a cd-r of new tunes from a certain local producer I know...awesome stuff, but then the final track is so fucking deep it dare not even speak it's name - listed simply as '?' by ?. The restless insectoid beats scuttle across a throbbing bass pulse as spine-chilling waves of texture reverberate across the void, occasionally crossing paths with flickering echos of a ghosted riff. Such depth, yet so much restraint. Almost painterly with it's impressionistic dabs of sound. And at 8 mins and 38 secs, it's visibily stretching the groove out, oozing beyond the standard 5-6 minute mark of most tracks I hear, and could quite easily seep past the 10 minute mark if allowed. Post-dubstep, post-Basic Channel, the next stage on (or perhaps next level down) from Appleblim's "Vansan". The future is here, and it's being made by one of my mates. I'm fucking stoked.


  1. Anonymous7:45 AM

    Awww ... that's teasing! Where's the link?!

  2. Seconded. You're such a tease Mr Gutter :-)

  3. keeping it all on the down-low, eh?


  4. yeah sorry guys. i try to avoid writing about stuff you can't get yet, but i got a bit over-excited on this occasion. hoping to feature it in a forthcoming podcast. hold tight...

  5. Anonymous8:13 AM

    argh guttah
    not fair, give a hint then?