North Of Nowhere Records
The 'Matière Obscure EP' is the first in a two-part series, whereby each composition was made using only recordings from one specific material (metal, glass and wood). The process involved taking everyday objects and making them resonate in every way possible, such as striking them with mallets or using a violin bow, and building up a sample library. 'Weld (Metal_01)' kicks off the release with its syncopated percussion and gritty groove before moving into the cavernous 'Molten (Glass_01)' that's composed of rolling drums and sinister atmospherics. 'Carve (Wood_01)' is a lot bouncier by comparison, with its fidgeting bassline and murky tones until the menacing 'Cast (Glass_02)' concludes the package with machine inspired effects and a cacophony of stabs.