Wonder what the hell I’m talking about? Well, today the label get-together called Terminal, which includes Eatbrain, MethLab and Bad Taste, released a four tracks EP that has just as many authors as many are cited in the title of this article. For the record, Gin and Angostura are just alcoholic beverages and not also producers. Among the authors, we can’t really avoid looking at the name Current Value and not think that this year the guy has a release / week rate higher than 1, which means that if you pile up his 2016 releases and divide it by the number of weeks, you’ll get a number greater than 1, which in turn means that there are more releases by Current Value than weeks, in 2016 (we talked about it when I wrote about his Air Shift EP some weeks ago). For what concerns Optiv and CZA (from Cause 4 Concern), they don’t really need any introduction given how big they are and have been. We talked about Disprove when he recently released his new EP Damage with Eatbrain, in an article that had a heavy title. The talent from Italy has been through a very creative period this year, with this song and the previous EP, and his face is likely to be more present day after day in the Neurofunk scene, just like Tobax which signed the track together with Disprove. Malux is another alias for Skope, which has been around in the scene for the last 5-6 years.
This EP is heavy. The first song, which is signed by Optiv and CZA, starts with a metallic grinding sound that primises a solid drop, which happens to come afterwards. In the second slot, we find a jumpy-jumpy song from Current Value that is hard to describe without doing the sit-jumping (i.e. when you bounce with your fat ass on the chair of your computer, just so you know). The third track is signed by Malux and is actually both weird and cool. I liked the vibe, the atmosphere, the piano spot sounds here and there, and found them very distinctive and particular. Finally, the last track comes from Disprove and Tobax and has one of those fatty and wet basses that pulsate like the roar of a starship taking off from cape Canaveral (yeah, I said that).
Enough with the word guys, it’s time for our evaulation! As you probably have read in the previous articles, we introduced a new measurement unit, the Jake, which is described in the previous articles. Personally I would assign to this work 3,5 out of 5 jakes, which means, that it is good, solid, but there would have been room for some improvement in a couple of its tracks. However, the overall sound is quite blasting and we strongly recommend that you check it out on Beatport and other stores, searching for the artists names or for Terminal!
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