Review: Skudge – Depth Buffering EP

Label: alphahouse
Catalog#: alphahouse 015


A: Depth Buffering

B: WireDrawn

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Skudge has now got their first release out. ‘Depth Buffering EP’ on alphahouse features two tracks that were made as initial tracks for their project, which display their talent and what to expect from them in the future.

Starting off with ‘Depth Buffering’, a very raw but yet fresh track that was made with a lot of hard work, but feels as natural as G-Man’s ‘Quo Vadis’ – featuring vocal elements as well as a steady groove, it maintains an energy that keeps an horizontal line throughout, without losing any focus. Subtle interruptions by small breaks and carefully crafted momentums of drum machinery works very well as “glue” between the very sparse and spacious melody.

‘Wiredrawn’ was made at the same time as ‘Depth Buffering’ – bringing the same atmosphere as the A-side, there is something more haunting about this track. A one note key floats steady in the background, getting mixed up with small shots of keyboarding as the drum machines punch through the analogue wall of sound, everything seems a bit unpredictable but very natural at the same time. Theres a very liquid feeling over this track, which makes sense as there are very few elements featured (more focus on “effects” and mixing them down). A track that feels as an excellent choice as a B side.

Thanks to Skudge for this release.

2 Responses to “Review: Skudge – Depth Buffering EP”

  1. 1 sleeve note November 10, 2009 at 09:41

    great release! expecting the next one with a lot of interest

  2. 2 enzovoort November 23, 2009 at 23:49

    Cool stuff by great men 😉

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