Sunday, 23 November 2008

Distance - Repercussions (Planet Mu)

I can’t help feeling that the majority of dubstep just sounds like heavily sedated drum’n’bass, but without the excitement or intense power. That said, there are producers like Distance aka Greg Sanders, who create the sort of compositions that show there is much more to the genre than pseudo D&B. Repercussions is at times a brutal album, where the bass reigns supreme, but the other musical elements play a vital role. These elements help to create the dark soundscapes and moody vibes that give the album its ultimate strength. High points include the eastern tinged Out Of Mind, the serene Loosen My Grip and the jumpy Sending Chills. This is a dark yet rewarding journey.


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