This little three-track EP is quite a treat. The inexplicably-named ‘Moron’ graciously grants us an insight into his deep and inviting stance on the quirky world of post-dubstep. A peculiar choice of name (as suggested) for there is nothing moronic about this divine music. Gentle, nurturing, and atmospheric, this concise offering is nothing but exemplary.
‘Lonely Street’ kicks off with a rustic field recording, and continues into a garagey feel. Lovely vocal cuts spiral around your brain, and the wide soundstage is a delight. ’Summer’ heads more towards a witch-house Burial, with prominent record crackle trickling through the mass of ambience. Lastly, ‘╪шЁюър ¤ыхъЄЁшЇшърЎш’ (any suggestions for the translation of this are welcome!) is huge and vast, and quite addictive. The feeling of this last tune is very much open to interpretation for me, which I always find a great quality for any piece of dance music; take away from it whatever you like.
Overall, lovely musical ideas and motifs, a well-accomplished production style, and a fine contribution to the mystic nature of this ever-developing corner of musical genre. To make an EP which really can get inside your head and poke around is a tough task, and this artists appears to have executed this brilliantly. However I can’t help but think that this artist has a lot more potential to innovate the established sound he has heavily cornered himself into. ‘Moron’ has the power to push the listen a a little further, and I am therefore eager to hear what happens after this release.
An interesting side note about the label: The relatively inactive Byzond Records are proposing that the first 100 downloads are free, so there is a chance this EP will not be a free download when you read this. I think this is a little unfair, and the EP should be made free forever, but then I am CC biased!
Moron – Lonely Street