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KF89 – Abyss – From the Depths EP 12″ Vinyl
A1. Bad Boy
A2. Losing My Mind
B2. The Wicker Man
PLUS EXCLUSIVE 320MP3 / 24Bit Wavs to download of the tracks.
This EP is just brilliant. I had always felt Kniteforce lacked an artist that specialised in the darker, more jungle edge, and it felt like we needed one. Its a style I personally love, but…its very difficult to do it well. Many people either go so dark it becomes a parody, or its just clever amens. I love a clever amen, but without context, its a producers way to show off rather than an essential part of a tune. Abyss gets it exactly right. His debut EP continues on from his first showing on Death To Digital, once again showcasing a real talent for the dark style with Wicker Man and Satan, two tunes which retain the excitement and feel of the original era without sounding like they are trying too hard. In a nutshell, these two sound like they came from then, rather than that they wish they did. And those are the B sides! Should have done a double A on this…didn’t think of it. Oh well.
Meanwhile the A side shows that Abyss is far from a one trick pony – the lead track, Bad Boy is proper jungle. Its so good that its impossible to time. This could have come out in pretty much any year since the birth of Jungle and would smash the dancefloor to bits. This tune is large. Fucking large as hell.
Finally, there is Losing My Mind, which once again shows that Abyss can turn his hand to a piano track and do it extremely well. Some people can do dark amen styled things well. Some can do Jungle too. I cant think off hand of anyone who can also do proper old skool piano and get all three styles spot on.
The digital downloads are available when you receive the vinyl. All vinyls come with a “boring sheet” that contains a link and password to your downloads, as well as links to bonus material and previews of forthcoming Kniteforce & Knitebreed releases!
This vinyl is limited to 300 units and it will never be sold as a digital release, although if you buy the vinyl, you will receive links to the digital versions of the three tracks in both 320 MP3 and Wav format. This is the only way to get the digital versions of this release.
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