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Next release is Compa’s stunning double A side record
The atmosphere’s in Compa’s production have hooked me in…you’ll really notice this in the A side, Kalindi which is a beatless beautiful intro-tune.
Antact totally delivers for the dance with it’s pushing breaks and dark moody tones. Let us not forget the sub either.
Release date 15 April 2013
on 180g vinyl and digital
Here’s some reviews from other peeps about the record :
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Compa kicks off a string of spring releases with this beguiling double-A for Kokeshi. It leads with ‘Kalindi’, a beatless piece of ambient drone that floats translucently, like a ghost. ‘Antact’ gets back to business, showcasing Compa’s signature style: boulder-heavy kick drums, end-of-days atmospherics, mangled melodies and whip-lash cracks of bass. A throbbing, techno-y pulse runs throughout, making it something of an exercise in future dub.
Super dark vibes comin’ from Compa on this one. A majority of what I’ve been listening to lately has been minimal dubstep, it can get semi-repetitive due to the slight similarity in percussion, yet Compa always brings something new to the scene. Antact has his classic gritty sound but also brings in a upbeat drum sequence that’ll definitely get your head bobbing. Really hope this one gets a digital release, but will for sure be forthcoming on vinyl soon. Keep your eyes peeled for this one.
We Are Lucid
OK let’s get the boring stuff out of the way. If your reading this and haven’t heard of Compa you have clearly been sleeping under a rock. With his rise to prominence well noted I wont start this review by covering old ground. Casting an eye over his ever increasing back catalogue one thing is clear, Compa is no one trick pony. Each release offers an insight into his own distinct style, or sound if you will. He is clearly on a roll with his productions and this release on Kokeshi marks the start of whats to come from him in 2013.
I would argue that this could be seen as quite a brave release both from the artist and the label. Having your lead track (Kalindi) on a 2 track 12″ as an ambient number is pretty ballsy. To be honest it seem’s like a bit of a no brainer that Compa would of made a tune like this as in generally his tracks have a really good atmospheric texture to them and he capture the timbre of the “dubstep” sound brilliantly. The track drifts through from start to finish carrying the listener on a journey into deep space. This is sci-fi music at its best and would be really fitting on something like Duncan Jones’ “Moon” my only criticism is that the track is to short and I could of easily enjoyed it for another 3 or 4 minutes. Not a bad thing by any means and this is a sure fire tune that is going to get rinsed opening sets and mixes across the land.
On the flip we have Antact. We are back in more familiar Compa territory now but something is different. From the opening crash to the echos of the first drop this tune sucks you in. It has a much more mature feel about it, stylistically and compositionally. The distorted melody and stabs are super catchy and the driving rhythm will really set a dance floor alight and it is this aesthetic in the track that is really setting him apart from the crowd. This isn’t dungeon and this isn’t some attempt to hark back to the olden days. This is future music from a producer who is clearly pushing the boundaries of 140 dubstep showing that the only formality is the tempo and nothing more.
This is another fantastic release in the ever building Kokeshi catalogue and if you haven’t check anything from them before this I highly recommend you do!
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