Transmute are back!!!
Transmute are pleased to introduce the unmistakeable talent of none other
than Russia’s Mendelayev for our first digital release.
The mental Muscovite percussion fetishist has been releasing a steady
torrent of tuneage since his early IDM-tinged experimental releases on
Art-tek Recordings in 2003, and has since gone on to release music on
Syncopathic and several other respected labels; we are incredibly excited
to be able to pass him the reins and let him take our new digital label
off the mark with a diverse four tracker of forward-thinking sonic
Kicking off the EP, Utkiyy delivers an essay in coupling the intensity of
lunatic breakwork to gentler atmospheric textures as barrages of
militant Stanley-knife snares collapse into deep melodic bliss before
slashing the canvas and re-asserting themselves.
Iron Ocean, perhaps the most accessible of the four tunes on offer,
delivers some coldly evolving atmospherics coupled with a nice line in
grimy bass tones, some engagingly bonkers percussion and the
occasional Speak & Spell sample adding up to a tune that should
surely find favour with anyone who’s sick and tired of the same old
same old bobbins that so many are content to produce, play and release
Shapito continues the cold atmospheric theme but adds a more frenetic
energy with razor sharp edits and a barrage of interestingly pitch-shifted
Stupid Neighbours turns up the heat with a succession of pummelling
snares before a protracted bass heavy breakdown ushers in a quirky slice
of industrial jump-up madness.
All four of these cuts will cause scenes of devastation not witnessed since
the last days of the Roman Empire when dropped at the right time in
front of the right crowd.
Words by Stephen Greene
TD001 :: MENDELAYEV :: MENDELAYEV EP :: TRANSMUTE
Full length previews available on our MySpace
Exclusive discounted promos available at Juno from May 23rd 2008.
Full release May 30th 2008.
A Subvert Central Affiliated release