AudioStorm returns with another sublime three track EP, this time we are treated to the delicious sounds of Rhetoric Monster EP, which comes after his last effort here, Beauty of the Andes. Always consistent in his output, AudioStorm remains a firm favourite in the deeper end of the progressive underworld. His productions show style, carrying solid grooves and being versatile. He’s released a lot with us along with other labels over the years. The passion for making music is strong, ever since he started listening to Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk and Joy Division, he has never let up, always moving forward, bringing out the best he can offer. It’s always a delight to hear his latest works and no doubt there will be much more to come.
First up we have Rhetoric Monster, which explores the cosmic realms of progressive house. Delicately poised melodies and arpeggios captivate on a bed of solid beats and rhythmic percussions. On the low end, a strong bassline shows prominence, adding weight to the atmospherics. The break continues with the groove before a sharper, plucky arp fades up and then climaxing back to the main track for the duration. Top-notch stuff.
Modular Experience intros with a nice chunky beat and sharp hat combo. Exotic percussions layer up, bringing in a smooth rhythmic flow. Sweet, melodic arpeggios fade up alongside a rich, pitching lead synth. Subtleties in the groove add to the flavour, enhancing the vibrance of the track. On the low end, we find a powerful bassline which drives the groove. A stand-up groove that will not disappoint.
Rounding out this fine release we have Sound Of Inevitability. Keeping with the them of the EP, we’re treated to a display of smooth, cosmically charged progressive grooves. Led by a strong drum section, complete with slamming 80’s style snares, the arrangement is tight. A silky bassline rolls along as intricate patterns form mesmerizing melodies. On the break, a kaleidoscope of arpeggios cascade, forming a vivid picture, captivating the mind. The perfect ending, this one will not disappoint.