After starting a working partnership with Argentinian Intermittent by releasing on – and remixing for – his Bugs N’ Stuff label, Dane Patrick Bateman invited the producer to release on his own imprint, Tic Tac Toe. This Bad Intermittent EP is the result and bares all the usual hallmarks of the respected producer – it’s dark, deep minimal with plenty of atmosphere.
‘Black Plague’ opens things with hisses of white noise and big, well-spaced rubbery kicks. Churchy voices swirl in the background and it sounds like the end of the world as we know it…
Next up, “Aracnidos” is aptly named as it sounds like a bunch of scuttling spiders scurrying over metal surfaces to start with. Soon enough, though, a fizzing and decayed synth line prickles with static and intricate percussion lines flutter and flap up the middle of the track. It’s a fiery track that sparks the synapses in your brain as much as the nerves in your feet.
As well as a DJ tool version of the serrated synth line from the same track,
You also get closer “Bad Bad Bad Intermittent.” It’s beatless to start, with apocalyptic sounds, little insects and dystopian moods all filling the airwaves. Eventually it swells to breaking point and a nice warm beat comes in to carry you off across the dark and deserted landscapes.
An unhinged and off-kilter release, this EP shows Intermittent to be a skilled sound designer and Tic Tac Toe to be a label not afraid of experimenting…. tip!
Support from these fine DJ’s:
Troy Pierce, Rene Breitbarth, Billy Johnston, Patrick Bateman, Alland Byallo, Seth Troxler, Paco Osuna, Andrew Grant, Franco Bianco, Brothers’ Vibe, Markus Suckut, Jeroen Search and many more…
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