QD-4271 Evo Evolver - Dystopian Dream
[qd-4271] Evo Evolver – Dystopian Dream

On his third EP release on QED Records, Evo Evolver (aka Araknidus aka Philippine dnb musician Myke Madriaga) dishes out melodic two-step and drum&bass replete with expansive atmospheres and cinematic elements. There’s even a hint of the wobbly aggressive bass made famous by dubstep artists of every age and stripe right alongside lush and melodic strings.

Evo Evolver creates smooth, cosmopolitan drum&bass music rife with tension. In his music you hear opposing poles struggling for control: grime and glamor, light and dark, rest and note, indie and mainstream, the decaying future and the thriving present.

Dystopian Dream is his musical examination of opposing polarities, which in the end makes it an engaging listen — worth every minute of its 23-minute running time.

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Drum&bass, dnb, ambient, jungle, 2step, Roni Size’s distant cousin

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qd-4270 Charmant Juliette - Musique Pour L'ame

[qd-4270] Charmant Juliette  – Musique Pour L’ame

Musique Pour L’ame (Music for the Soul) is ten tracks and 45+ minutes of melodic and harmonious downtempo electronica. This is pleasant music that flows from track to track, often within the same BPM range, recalling golden days of the past while inspiring dark visions of the future.

What Russia-based musician and producer Charmant Juliette (Charming Juliette, in English) has done in this release is build musical structures far removed from the industrial glitch and dark noise of her alter-ego Julia Van Der Piller, instead opting for subtle moods, for fragile threads of melody built from repeating motifs. But her penchant for heavier music looms through each track, providing a contrast to the bright hues.

If you keep listening, you will find yourself cocooned in a massive web of synth grooves and looped rhythms. This is Charmant Juliette’s vision of electronic downtempo, ambient, and broken beat: it is nothing but a subtle snare for your heart that draws you in with tender melody and traps you in jaws of sinister ambience.

FILE UNDER: downtempo, ambient, electropop, synth groove, breakcore without the brutality.

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qd-4269  not in the mood for dancing -  shapes and concepts EP
[qd-4269] not in the mood for dancing – shapes and concepts

Cool and collected, this mature second QED Records release from not in the mood for dancing plays with subtle grooves that ebb and flow, coming up with four tracks that could be used as background music for documentaries or cyborg striptease numbers. Before it ends though, you are reminded that dance music instruments don’t always produce dance music. With a nod towards the title, NITMFD (aka Nelson Tan) posits that tools are tools and the shapes you build are not dictated by the tools; rather they are dependent on the concepts behind the construction.

FILE UNDER: downtempo, electro, electropop, sounds like El Ten Eleven, Squareone, Spazzkid, kinda like the future sound of lotion.

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