Suburban Architecture - Exploration EP [hand-stamped white label / stickered sleeve]
Format: 12" Vinyl
Catalogue No.: SUBARC004
Release Date: 09 Dec 2022
Genre: Drum & Bass
A1 Suburban Architecture - Exploration Part 1
A2 Suburban Architecture - Weightless
B1 Suburban Architecture - Distant Response
B2 Suburban Architecture - Exploration Part 2
Following the release of the duo's debut album/compilation 'Dancefloor Heritage Volume 1' earlier this year, Suburban Architecture return with their 4th EP 'Exploration'. Kicking off a new series of EP releases, Exploration follows in the footsteps of the previous 3 EP trilogy, drawing heavily on influences from the jazzier, atmospheric strains of mid to late 90s Drum & Bass, while stepping beyond the confines of the genre. Placing a contemporary spin on sounds rooted in this golden era of dance music, the Exploration EP applies Suburban Architecture's sonic template to 4 tracks at a variety of tempos.
Title track 'Exploration Part 1' introduces cosmic themes, with spacey pads and deep jazz textures underpinning intricate, chopped, rolling drums and vocal samples which muse on the concept of space exploration. The second track, 'Weightless', drops the tempo somewhat, utilising lush pads, atmospheric female vocal and a fusion of breakbeats to create a memorable slo-mo roller. Spacey pads return to the mix on 'Distant Response', joined by an energetic falsetto male vocal, jazz fusion woodwind and the duo's trademark blend of rolling breaks. 'Exploration Part 2' rounds off the release, bookending the 4 tracks with a return to the themes of the opening track, this time bringing mid-tempo rolling breaks to the mix.
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