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LENGTH: 4.16 (ARTISTSERVER/SOUNDCLOUD)
The opening pad in this track sounds natural, earthy if you will, almost synthesized to emulate a wind instrument. The pad goes on over four bars, and is simultaneously played in two different notes. The lead synth, pad sort of hypnotizes at first, and almost seems like it was borrowed from other Focalized tracks. Then at a certain juncture after more than 20 seconds of its delayed drone, when you are left waiting for an answer, the clap and echo drum beat kicks in with lots of delay, hence subterranean – submarine. From this point the lead synth just sort of skips along to the beat or is it the other way round?
Not much takes place by way of tempo shift, or rhythm variation, kind of like a track that rides in one gear only. Not unexpected as it is listed in IDM or braindance category afterall.
This tune that charted at no 29 out of 200 on ArtistServer sometime in March this year Oozes a chillout tune vibe, could work in a trailer for a game soundtrack. Could be felt in optimum when energy levels are used up and one is in a thoughtful or reflective mode, as it’s easy on the brain pace wise. Or if you found yourself fucking with this track accidentally in the background you wouldn’t be straight enough to remember. Altogether I find it a linear track with polished sounds, plays it safe sequentially, sounds in limbo and vanishes into the abyss.
What got me unexpectedly was the sample of Beastie Boys Car Thief somewhere in between. It sounded almost apocalyptic. Like time was running out, especially as you could hear the vocals of ‘the boys’ emerging within the pitch and phase vinyl wind-down. So a week after International Record day it is nice to reminisce on chillout room tracks, under 16 bit samples vinyl scratching from many many moons ago.