06 April 2017 / KCZ
- A1. Balance
- A2. Mind Fiction
- B1. Asta
Artists: Ben Kaczor
‘Mind Fiction’, Kaczor's first release on his new imprint, comes with organic artwork such as a growing plant cover and simple yet sleek Thai design inspired by a recent tour to Southeast Asia. The EP serves as a perfect example for Kaczor's own artistic vision: Moody textures and mellower grooves meeting his trademark raw and gritty, forceful attack-laden release of rolling drums, bass and percussion, pointing to Kaczor's own roots in the more stormy outbacks of broken beats or uk bass.
First track ‘Balance’ starts off with a softer, textured soundscape, nicely balancing melancholy synth waves and drum rattles into an atmospheric opener with a slowly oncoming and unfurling, melodic twist.
The title track ‘Mind Fiction’ more closely follows Kaczors very own signature formula of a simple and driving bassline followed by an evocative build-up rushing into an emotional, cathartic breakdown.
‘Asta’ might be Kazcor's most daring and trippy production to date: An intense mixture between hypnotic, hard hitting thumps and thunderous rolling drums taking the listener into the electrifying whirl of a night-time storm, where the tense and dense, humid atmosphere culminates in a monsoon-like rainfall of spiralling reverb – marking a fitting crescendo for this impressive debut on Kaczor's now very own sonic ground.