Monday, October 28, 2013

Acumen - Love The Popo Vice EP (Time Has Changed Records)

‘Love The Popo Vice’ EP by Acumen
Release date: 04/11/13
Time Has Changed Records

1 - Love The Popo Vice
2 - Love The Popo Vice (Re.You remix)
3 - Sans Vague
4 - Perspectives

We’re excited to bring you the follow up to Acumen’s recent EP on Leena Music, adding to the buzz of his track ‘Attitude’ recently appearing on Finnebassen’s Radio 1 Hot Mix for Pete Tong. This time, the Frenchman is releasing on own Time Has Changed imprint. Whereas his previous ‘Mash’ EP explored an array of different styles and timbres, this EP pulls no punches and carries itself with a truly assured, hard-hitting swagger.

The title track is a big smoky slab of understated dancefloor funk, consisting of an undulating sub-bass line, punctuated by whirring synths and a deep, sultry male voice (that belongs to Acumen himself, no less). Re.You’s more upbeat interpretation takes the vocal and kneads it out over an assembly of rolling analogue chords and pads.

Sans Vague is a heads-down 5am tech-house burner, with hypnotic melodies bubbling around a tectonic rolling bassline and woozy spoken-word vocals which orbit throughout.

Rounding off the release is Perspectives, a masterful lesson in synthesis craftsmanship, with a lead line which perpetually swells and subsides to create a stirring soundscape to drive the EP home and end on a pensive tone.

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