Thursday, 1 October 2009
PRE-ORDER: Kryptic Minds – 768/Pinch & Moving Ninja – False Flags (Kryptic Minds Remix) [Tectonic]
Pinch is really brining the darkness with his label’s most recent releases and this 12” seems to be no exception, with the production duo Kryptic Minds making their Tectonic debut. After the very well received 12” and their album, ‘One Of Us,’ for Loefah’s Swamp 81 label the former drum & bass producers are really making a name for themselves with their apocalyptic half step material.
The A-Side comes in the form of ‘768’ a new and original track and just like their other dubstep material it has that dark and spacious half stepping bass mediation vibe going on. These guys really know how to make the low end subs sing and it really shows here; you get the full bass spectrum from subterranean rumbles to a little added mid range growl, you know, using it occasionally to keep things that little bit evil and the string sections really give the track a forbidden, almost emotional pull.
On the flip Kryptic Minds show us their take on Pinch & Moving Ninja’s deeply disturbing ‘False Flag,' which first featured on the fantastic ‘Tectonic Plates Vol.2’ compilation earlier this year. This remix takes that foreboding pent up atmosphere and makes it even more cinematic as the low end bubbles and drives the track down into the underworld. The percussive elements on show are something else too, as they prove their 10 year production pedigree showing that they really know how to get a sound down; the drums are warm, phat and woody. It’s a killer re-interpretation of an already killer track.
Words: James Balf