There's decades of influences & references within 808 inspired musics, as we all know, trap in general has usurped a large scope of that influence in recent years for millions of young, new music fans discovering electronic musics, within variations of hiphop & diy production methods to identify with these days.
In 2017, you can get extreme with trap beats if you want & have references. Interesting diversions in darker trap all around, witch house, and bass musics kicking around as of late.
"Cantorum" left me gobsmacked. Such a stunning piece of sound art. Instrument continuity in full effect. Transmogrified emotional embellishments. Raw nerve hitting. Sharp production. True to the core of the Penguin Café Orchestra sound, but also the Erased Tapes sound.
Recommended if you love: The Cinematic Orchestra, Sebastian Tellier, Ryan Teague, Trentmoller.
pie eater kay – all things / impressions [everything all the time sides c and d, break beat science] is a prized slab of vinyl in my house. "impressions" predated pinch and benga dubstep in 2003, having being released in 2001. and the breakdown for "all things" was always hugely emotional for me. Such a sweet-assed record that demands you listen again and again. I prefer "Impressions": v deep + 45rpmable.
Propagation Of Light is Simon Huxtable's second long player produced under his Aural Imbalance alias and showcases his signature lush pads and crisp production aesthetics through the sonic aperture of atmospheric house.
I had an off the cuff Nebula mix the other day. Fantastic producer, very versatile producer! The 3rd mix is a little boots and dryer for a few bars, and some of the mixes could have been drawn out a little more, but whatever....enjoy!