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Sometimes I just think that Tim Eliot aka Current Value doesn’t even produce things, he just developed an algorithm that makes songs itself with his signature sound. This year I have already seen his name thousands of times, wrote many articles about new releases from him, and much more. Can this even be called creativity or is it something more? Anyways, today he’s out with a new EP, called Rethink EP, that is composed of 6 original tracks and 3 remixes by Signs, Billain and Dean Rodell. The first track of the album, called The Deep (available in Free DL at the end of the article), is actually something very weird that I had to listen ’til the end. The sound was somehow aligned with the 2016’s trend of using 80s leads, but the outcome was not as predictable as I thought. The drums of this song kicked my ass in a different way, so different that I didn’t develop a Stockholm Syndrome to this kicking way yet, and it has hurt me. The pads and the leads of the song are extremely ethereal and dreamy but you feel like there’s something looming: indeed, when the track approaches the drop, that feeling intensifies. The drop is made up with industrial iron-like sounds which resemble a broken machine making rhythmical noises with an edgy lead over them, and are very well made, detaching themselves from the bunch of always identical drums that the average drum and bass artist usually proposes (kick-snare-break-kick-snare).

Current Value at work.
Current Value at work.

As you will figure out in the next month’s articles, we introduced a new measurement unit between ourselves, which we called the Jake. I won’t explain it to you in details here, because I already do in the next articles (4th of November, 7th and 11th), so you will be interested in reading them when they’re out (hehe). However, in brief, a Jake can go from 1 (average) to 5 (awesome), because we strongly believe that there is no such thing as bad in arts, the ruler for giving marks doesn’t go negative. For what concerns this EP, I’d like to give a 3/5 jakes score. This mark comes out after putting some thinking on it. I really liked some songs, but on the global number of 9 songs the ones I liked a lot are less than half, while the other ones were good but not impressive. Taken together, these impressions I had made me decide for a three, which could be interpreted as partially awesome. Anyway, our Current Value deserves a clap for his production rate: seriously dude, get some sleep! You can find this EP linked on his page, which is in turn linked at the end of this article, or on the label website which is also linked, or better at the end of this article! Have bass!

– Macspider

Free Download The Deep:
https://soundcloud.com/othercide-records/current-value-the-deep-free-download

https://soundcloud.com/othercide-records/sets/current-value-rethink-ep

Links – Current Value:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/currentvalue/
https://soundcloud.com/tim-e-aka-current-value
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_Value

Links – Othercide Records:

http://www.othercide.com/
https://soundcloud.com/othercide-records
https://otherciderecords.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/otherciderecords/
https://www.beatport.com/label/othercide-records/46929

 

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Matteo Schiavinato

Freelance Artist at Liquid Audio Network
Macspider is an italian Techno and Drum&Bass producer, living in Vienna (Austria). Spanning from Techno and Neurofunk to Liquid, the sound of Macspider reflects his polyhedrical interests and tastes, with a touch of epic soundtrack-like sounds. He is also a passionate guitar player and is a PhD in Bioinformatics in the daytime.
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