Our Sunday selection:
J. Blofeld – 47 EP [Arkham Audio, ARKIO11]
J.Blofeld has been making waves in the underground scene for the past number of years and is now back with another deeply melodic yet powerful nine-track release titled 47. The project is backed by some titans in the techno scene, as it comes with remixes from Headless Horseman, Mark Broom, CYRK, Kaiser and cri Du Coeur.
It comes under Belgian imprint Arkham Audio for the 11th instalment of their ARKIO series. J.Blofeld has previously featured on Arkham Audio, contributing his track ‚Circles‘ to the Arkham Friends Part 1.
Having brought us his beguiling Nador EP last year, this latest release looks to encapsulate his mellifluous take on techno. The opening track, ‚47‘, introduces swarming yet wistful pads with emphatic kicks. The builds have evocative and resonating synths that come across as winding. It comes as a thoughtful yet gyrating beat with icy hats and plenty of drive.
The rework from Headless Horseman comes with his own unique stamp on the track. It reimagines the beats as stand-alone percussions to give them a new dimension. He maintains the emotive synths but brings new darkness with his destructive drum patterns. It kicks into gear halfway through with some darkwave elements.
The Mark Broom remix comes in typical Broom fashion. The legendary British producer has carved out a sound that is synonymous with his name. With plenty of body to shake your hips to and bouncing builds, it‘s a track for big sound systems. His use of claps and crisp snares are enchanting.
The second original track is ‚Batu‘. The production showcases J.Blofeld‘s production talents as it journeys the listener through a soundscape. With delicate and reverberating percussions, he drives the sound of a high-pitched synth through what feels like frozen mountains.
Tracklist: J. Blofeld – 47 EP [Arkham Audio, ARKIO11]
02. 47 (Headless Horseman Rework)
03. 47 (Mark Broom Remix)
05. Batu (CYRK Remix)
07. Obsidian (Kaiser Remix)
09. Uranus (Cri Du Coeur Remix)
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