We like to keep things in the family at IM:Ltd and so here we go again with two brand new storming tracks from Atmospherix, our Belgian
regular who makes most mainstream Drum & Bass sound like a family trip to Legoland.
On the A side, 'System Break' is a minimalistic roller held together by a high-voltage electrified bassline. Topped off with the vintage sounds of
computers from 80s futuristic films and spooky pads somewhat reminiscent of creepy underground levels in old RPG computer games, the track emanates an eeriness that is only broken by a voice shouting in the distance.
On the B side, 'Duende' is a dark and imposing soulful track that features the talents of Hydro who gets his syrupy fingers all over Atmospherix's rugged production style. Sweet vocal tones and Spanish guitars give way
to a breakdown that features a tentatively sunny piano section. It might be short, but it casts some brightness on the rest of the track and lets some light play off the surface, changing the tone of the track entirely by
re-focussing the listeners attention.
Standard business as usual.