Ra

by Es.tereo

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    140g Black vinyl pressing, white inners and premium matte black 3mm spine sleeve. Vinyl mastered and cut by Lewis at Star Delta. Label artwork from Studio Tape-Echo. Limited to 300 copies.

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1.
Ultimas Breath
2.
06:03
3.
Ancestral Path
4.
Flying Disc

about

We welcome for our final release of 2019, Germany’s very own Max Hock aka Es.tereo. This, our third release on our ‘Earthbase’ series, sees Max arrive with an already solid pedigree of output via such labels such as the now defunct but seminal Hidden Hawaii imprint, as well as German modern dnb staples such as Absys Records and Urban Poetry. His perhaps most notable previous work is arguably his ‘Theme’ project (via Samurai Music) which saw universal praise from the leftfield dnb scene and beyond , taking the landscape of dub techno atmospherics into a whole exciting new format of 170bpm-led excursions, when most people where hypnotised by minimalist sub-lead dread.

‘Ra’ Sees Max taking on a whole new level of sonic architecture, with dense and complex arrangements that almost lean into modern experimental breakbeats, remaining coherent enough for dancers at your local jungle rave. The levels are however undeniable, this is modern atmospheric jungle taken to a different level altogether.

‘This EP was conceived whilst focusing on different energies and the translation of mixing those energies into soundscapes. Ultima’s Breath was the beginning and is the centre of the EP. It´s the ultimate Unification/Union of those energies I feel that came out of that process. All the other pieces came with the flow subsequently and I decided to explore the different vibrations and facets which lead to this similar feeling. I feel the result is this balance of 4 expressions of this energy.’
- Es.tereo

The EP Sets the scene with ‘Ultima’s Breath’ a frantic but atmospheric breakbeat meditation that opens the doorway to new levels of breakbeat layering that might excite fans of skee mask, square pusher and remarc alike, moving swiftly into the heavy hitter ‘Temple Of Ra’, a half-stepping but still energetic sound-system staple, coming with a kind of tribal slow/fast style but taking the idea to a whole new level of intricacy, whilst maintaining a concrete backbeat that DJ’s can be sure to be drawing for years to come. the B-side opens with a complex tech-stepping dnb roller in the form of ‘Ancestral’ wherein The Alternating breaks provide grounding for yet another complex landscape of percussion and brush strokes of reverb and melody that orbit around the core gracefully. The EP closes with ‘Flying Disc’ - a Frantic medley of minimalist percussive motions that seem to levitate above a dominating saturated sub-bass line that will test any decent system to it’s limits.

‘RA’ is the ideal blend of dancefloor and headphones that we feel we have been honing with our output at Cosmic Bridge, and we are happy to be a part of what may be the evolution of a dnb artist about to potentially transcend the genre itself.

This is put simply, fresh as fuck.

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releases October 25, 2019

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Cosmic Bridge Records London, UK

Cosmic Bridge is owned and run by Om Unit. Started in 2011 the label has released material from Om Unit, Kromestar, J:Kenzo, DJ Madd, Graphs, TMSV, J(ay).A.D, Neuropol and Boxcutter and has given us Moresounds, EAN and Danny Scrilla; who after making their debuts for the label have gone on to make waves.

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