Nguzunguzu - Skycell
November 19, 2013
- Foam Feathers
- Harp Bell
- Vision of Completion
- Break In
The dynamic L.A. duo of Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda return with their second EP for Fade to Mind. Fresh off the release of NA’s solo debut Xtreme Tremble and three standout productions on Kelela’s CUT 4 ME mixtape, NGUZUNGUZU deliver a collection of seven bio-mechanically engineered heavy-hitting club experiments.
Enter the paranoid universe of Skycell; a game you don’t know your playing, a hostile environment where your mind takes a vacation, but your body is in a cage. The songs of Skycell are built from air bursts, glimmering chimes, sunken bass, metallic scrapes, and industrial crashes. As the tension looms you begin to realize you are in an elevated jail cell with no bars, where your only escape is to free fall to your demise.
Cinematic intro “Foam Feathers” is a deceivingly innocent elevator ride to the top of the skycell, followed by “Harp Bell”’s insistent claps, galloping kicks, and hypnotic chimes. “Break In” also uses the combination of deep 808 kicks and an ominous bell melody set off by high energy hi hats. “Tumultuous” and “Mecha” fill out the B-side of the EP with grimey mechanical percussion and densely layered samples over club kicks.
Secret Warehouse Location, L.A.
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