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|25 January 2017||
Endlec - New Age Dystopia EP
Are you ready for that sweet post-warehouse-session headache? Ready for the incessant beating of machine drums to reverberate in your skull and punch out all those tormenting thoughts from your mind that you can't oust away, no matter how hard you try? Good. Good, because Greece-based analogue warrior Endlec is back on Mord with more ruthless beats that are capable of performing this job with a disturbing efficiency.
Endlec's approach is, as we came to expect from him, once again completely uncompromising and comes down to a proven and sustained formula—anger-fueled, non-conformist, distorted analogue techno that consists of thudding, low-bass assisted 4/4 kicks, abrasive hats & claps and resonant, poignant acidic basslines. While a single major key piece To Maintain The Flow can give an uplifting boost and even cheer up, the overall mood of the EP is quite... well, dystopian. As Population Control and Dystopian Heart still manage to preserve some innocence in this hopeless, bleak world that Endlec has architected for the broken souls to reside in, one must expect no mercy in Time Of The Wolf and Fight For The Power, as Something More Sinister that one could imagine is sure to emerge in the Age Of Darkness. There is no arguing that Consistency & Patience emanates the sort of energy that is undoubtedly grim, and yet it maintains neutrality between the light and the darkness, concentrating on percussion and utilizing no distinct bassline, thus opening a possibility for itself to be smoothly mixed with both minor and major key tracks. Near-50 minutes of no-nonsense, rough industrial techno, varying in tempo from 132 to 136 BPM; New Age Dystopia is just the kind of release we love to see this year start from.
Words by rhetor.
Release Type: EP
Release Date: 25 January 2017
Release Format: Digital • Vinyl
Record Label • Catalog: Mord • MORD036