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Arcarsenal - Dark Skies & Wetlands
Arcarsenal
Dark Skies & Wetlands
12" | 2015 | UK | Original (Finale Sessions)
8,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Finale Sessions is really pleased to launch new series Finale Sessions Limited with Berlin up and coming act Arcarsenal. Duo comprised of Alan Mathias and Etienne Dauta, both founders of Bass Cadet Records and its dedicated vinyl store located in the heart of the german capital, they are also active members of the large Underground Quality family. Arcarsenal have already started to establish themselves as proponent of a crossover sound, mixing many influences from jazz, house, ambient to dub and techno. They are always giving a prominence to jam, improvisation and textures work in their studio routine. This EP called « Dark Skies & Wetlands », even if slightly grittier than usual, is no stranger to the rules of the duo. The opening track « Different Planet » is an epic dark deep house cut which develops itself over a course of 8:40. Starting with a stamping ground bassline and hazy atmosphere, the track opens up with synth attacks, dub echoes and slowly brings in a blissful melody that ends up linking all the elements. « Substance Of Arjuna », the following track on the A-side, is a-contrario a short but intense ambient work. Shot in one take, this subtle cut showcases the kind experimentations that Mathias and Dauta can end up doing late at night in front of their machines. The b-side of the EP leaves all the space to « Racoons », one of the weirdest and yet most powerful work of the duo to date. Tribal techno could be a short try to define what they achieved here, but the track goes far more than this. Built on a gritty mental acidic bass and a huge drum kick, the frenchmen bring over aggressive synth work that could sound like an orchestra on rehearsal, pachydermic screams or an overdriven guitar larsen. Underlined by a complex percussion pattern recorded live in their nest and chopped up to the best effect, the track ends up in a looping transe from which the listener might not leave in a normal state.
Arcarsenal - Hoodoo Spell EP
Arcarsenal
Hoodoo Spell EP
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (Bass Cadet)
11,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
After a 2 years hiatus, the team being focused on developing its Berlin based wamhearted vinyl-store, Bass Cadet Records is finally back on the label path. Alan Mathias and Etienne Dauta mostly known as duo Arcarsenal have been slowly but firmly raising a sound and work ethos since a couple of years now. The two frenchmen spent hours of works in their production nest where a love for jam and improvisation has led them to a fine understanding of each other and dialog within their influences. This new EP entitled “Hoodoo Spell” focuses on dancefloor material but always with atmospheres, textures, a pinch of psychedelism and a stress also laid on percussions and intense rhythm patterns. The opening track “Days Of Down” is a deep-techno cut where intricated melodies and synths pad are responding to subtles percussions and a loud bassline. “Least” follows up with a heavy drum rhythm which sustains dubby pads and stabs and soulful organ notes. A journey built to bring the listener into ecstatic dancing. The momentum of the EP is reached on the B-side where “Peoples Above The Sky” takes all the space. The track develops itself over nearly 9 minutes, starting from a smooth tribal pattern which slowly turns into a mental voyage where pads, organs, synths solo and acidic lines end in an epic drum break. To add a final point, the EP shows the crossover of house and techno that caracterizes Arcarsenal sound.
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