Emperor returns to Neosignal in this weeks review with “Defect” off his latest “Shadows EP”. With a trailing list of stand out productions the anticipation for the “Shadows EP” was high as ever. Always one to promote forward thinking grooves and arrangement, the entire EP doesn’t disappoint. The tune “Defect” attracted the attention of ears the world over with its unique drum writing and cutting edge sound design.
The track begins with building cinematic strings. The bassline begins to fall into place as the track reaches its first dance section. Staggered drums and a punchy bass stabs set the groove with reeling ascents and mutated FX at the end of the measures. The vocal sample “malfunction” is twisted and warped, along with even a bird call to add to the overall mood of the tune.
Emperor can do no wrong as of late. From one release to the next, Emperor continues to evolve while still maintaining his unmistakable sound and personality. With plenty of time remaining in 2017 we are sure to see more outstanding work from this production king.