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Time Wharp- BLK EP

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Out now as a free digital download from Astro Nautico, here's a new EP from Time Wharp, BLK EP. It's a set of new tracks and remixes combines, well, what genres you're hearing depends on what track you're listening to.

"BLK" puts a dark atmosphere and some auto-tuned vocal samples in front of a straight house beat; "Basic Step" takes the frantic rhythms and vocal samples of Juke and Footwork, and ices them with some glossy synth phrases; and the opener, "yrLyf," slowly paces itself like a James Blake tune, and features some soothing background vocals that wash over the beat in hypnotic swells--there's even a bouncy sitar-like solo that pops in toward the end.

A nice addition to the growing Astro Nautico discography.

Desolate- "Divinus" (Fan Video)

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On "Divinus," Desolate words the sonic manifesto for his debut album, the Invisible Insurrection. The reserved vocal samples and repetitious rhythms may not sound like much, but this project emphasizes atmosphere than it does song. Maybe it's a little to structured for me to go full "ambient" on it, but the hypnotic punch Desolate packs into each track on Insurrection is an invisible one. It's hard to see coming, but there's no question it's there once contact is made.

Look for the LP now on fauxpasmusik. -