here comes something which i originally did for djmag, august 2011
the last few years have been as experimentally freewheeling as any in the history of electronic music: they’ve made for endless struggles between emerging (specifically bass related) producers and have proved a punishing time for dusty old genre boundaries.
as revealed in teshcast f’s accompanying interview, here comes a debut hot flush release from immerse boss kidkut and burgeoning apple pips producer arkist. why scuba beckoned them is obvious – the bristol pair’s deep, sleek and clean bass concoctions are fine bedfellows for his own polished productions.
opener ‘one year later’ is a spacious and distant affair; the forlorn soundtrack to a night’s end. pinned around thick, fuzzy minor chords and disheartened (though not lacklustre) beats, it speaks of a love lost, but one reflected upon with fondness rather than fury. a sense of optimism comes late on from the processed melodies which ripple off into the middle distance before the whole thing melts to nothing like the end of a dream… a blissful bassy beauty.