Title: Other World
Release Date: 18 June 2021
Supported by: John Digweed, Solomun, Adriatique, Mind Against, Pete Tong, Âme, Agoria, Dubfire, Joris Voorn, Damian Lazarus, Fideles, Øostil, VNTM Live, HeÎk, Paul Oakenfold, John 00 Fleming, ELIF, Armen Miran, Audiojack, Paul Anthonee, Cevin Fisher, Nicolas Masseyeff, Emiliano Demarco, Nohak, ao
Through distinctive design and spacey soundscapes Deciduous have carved out their own unique place in the underground. 'Other World' showcases this wonderfully with it's mysterious and deeply compelling architecture. Devilish sonics built around a tough, cavernous groove and striking percussion make for a heady seven-minute journey. An expansive break sits at the heart of composition, melting down to a dramatic array of sonic artifacts, before a sizzling build ushers in an arp driven finale.
The second selection 'Midnight Hustle' comes in equally mesmerizing with its robust framework, psychedelic structures and alien-like design immediately grabbing your attention. Tense yet exhilarating, its emotional range is vast, accentuated beautifully with arcane hooks and astral trails, eventually leading to a poignant break and fierce final act.
Rounding out the release is 'Tara' which finds Deciduous exploring the deeper realms of cosmic techno. Backed by a punchy groove, it's bounce and drive quickly become infectious. Billowing stabs and trailing effects offset each other nicely, as romping rhythms and clattering percussion build momentum across the first act. Icy overlays descend at opportune moments, adding additional depth as layers of sonic artefacts saturate your senses during a dramatic break and charged final movement. It caps off a superb Astral Records debut for Deciduous, who are most certainly an artist duo operating at their creative peak.