Om Unit - Torchlight Vol.3 [Cosmic Bridge]

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    https://omunit.bandcamp.com/album/torchlight-vol-3

    1. Underground Cinema (feat Krust)
    2. Fuzzd An Soup
    3. Lightbody Transfer
    4. The Mirror [digital only]

    Torchlight is a series of releases from Om Unit dedicated to exploring ideas that are truly perpendicular to the standard templates of dubstep, jungle, and drum & bass.

    The sold-out series began in July 2015 and ends a year later with Volume 3, offering listeners a trilogy of sonic meditations on form over function. Torchlight was started as a reaction to the stylistic boxes artists find themselves forced into, in this case the perception of Om Unit as the “footwork jungle, half time guy.” Written over the course of a year during a time of personal upheaval, the series explores the recesses of tempo limitation while also allowing Om Unit to question possible future directions for his artistry. “Often I would play the songs to friends who wouldn’t quite get it, which to me is a sign of things moving on.”

    The A side is given over to the 8-minute-long, sprawling ’Underground Cinema’ collaboration with Bristol legend DJ Krust. Best known for his work with the Full Cycle label and Reprazent project, Krust’s own explorations of the limits of drum & bass in the late 90s have been a foundational inspiration for Om Unit ever since. As the title implies, the song is intended as an imaginary soundtrack with Krust supplying the bulk of the synth work and FX, and Om Unit handling the arrangement and rhythm. The result is a composition that brings to mind great moments in drum & bass history but yearning for something grander as it unfurls in delicate movements, each element finding its own rightful place, and with a calculated pace that engulfs the listener in a cinematic ride both physically and cerebrally.

    On the B side, ‘Fuzzd An Soup’ laces a rolling break over a steady rhythmic pulse alongside delicate melodies for another take on eyes-down at a faster tempo. Things then slow back down to an imperfect quarter-time on ’Lightbody Transfer’ as energies are reset for the next step of the journey. The digital version of Volume 3 also features bonus cut ‘Only The Mirror’, an expansive ride from the same mould as Om Unit’s Threads LP.

    With Volume 3, Torchlight rounds off a collection of songs charting the less frequented waters of uptempo dance music, a hand drawn map to other possibilities for fellow sonic adventurers and explorers.

    releases October 21, 2016
     
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    a collaboration with Krust...that could be good....
     
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    Yeah thisll be good. Krust needs to make more music, Underground Cinema is awesome, has he made anything between the George Kurts thing and this?

     
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    Dunno, couldnt her much Krust in it...
    The slightly oriental strings are nice but otherwise the track isnt doing much for me.
    Need to listen again, perhaps.
     
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    Yes, you clearly do :teeth:
     
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    i am going to hammer the absolute back out of this record tbh, only a scaldy gowl wouldnt
     
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    Fuck yeah! That tune with krust is fucking fantastic, new age true stories vibes
     
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    God damn, Underground Cinema is amazing.
     
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    'Fuzzd An Soup' preview
     
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    Digital bonus track 'The Mirror'
     
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    Out today.

    Bought it, because of you.
    It sounds like 98% OM Unit though.
    Maybe Krust made the tea :teeth:

    Really feeling 'The Mirror' !
     
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    Can't get enough of Underground Cinema, wouldn't say 98% Om Unit behind it tbh, but agree it's most probably more Om Unit than Krust
     
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    It says in the first post, Krust done the synths and FX, Om Unit arrangement and rhythm
     
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    thats interesting, because to my ears, the synths sound 100% like OM Units trademark "80ies sound"
    maybe i was expecting something in the vein of 'Soul In Motion' from Krust
     
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    shh let us speculate in typical dnbforum fashion!