by Kyle Taylor |
Too often is masterful percussion lost on electronic compositions. Frequently producers can be heard compromising, relying on the same simple beat patterns we’ve all heard time and time again. It’s this very phenomenon, though, that makes a track or release incredibly special when the artist behind it puts the time into refining their drum patterns and integrating steadily developing beats, straying from basic loops. UK duo KOAN Sound has ceaselessly shown that drums are no less important to them than any other aspect of their productions. The new Forgotten Myths EP only continues that ideology.
Of course, rigid, jostling percussion isn’t the only impressive aspect of KOAN Sound’s music, or this new EP. The rippling, glitch-inspired sound design of the quickly rising duo is another definitive staple of their music. Integrating rich, warm melodies juxtaposed against rather harsh stabs of crunchy bass layers makes for an interesting and riveting combination.
KOAN Sound – Forgotten Myths EP — Name Your Price!!