QUARTA 330

PIXELATED EP (HYPERDUB)

QUARTA 330 - PIXELATED EP 106891
Format:
1 12"
Release:
27.01.2017
Label:
HYPERDUB
Kat.-Nr.:
106891
Barcode:
5055300386717
Quarta 330 aka Toru Koda from Tokyo has a long relationship with Hyperdub, dating back to 2007 when he remixed Kode9 in his own then-unique 8-bit dubstep style.

In 2017, with 'Pixelated EP', his music has evolved and accelerated; this set of detailed, energetic chiptunes makes you take notice.

It has all the hallmarks of what makes Quarta's music unique and exciting with a fierce sense of fun.

The EP kicks off with 'Resonate 3', perhaps the melodic highlight of the set, with an open-hearted, jazz fusion-like tune that Yellow Magic Orchestra would be envious of, and shivering chords set to a sparse, rattling beat.

'The Fairies Homecoming' reaches back to his dubstep roots with its reggae offbeat, but this time the reggae feel is matched with hyper-speed drums, reminiscent of early jungle.

On the flip, atagarasu' bends whooshing, emotional chords and a bright snaking melody against stiff kick drums and deep bass, while 'Digital Lotus Flower' is pounding and energetic with complex low-end bass and drums reminiscent of a heavy rain shower, tearing out to a stuttering bleeps and chords.

The 'Pixelated EP' is just a taste of the new batch of Quarta 330 goodness on the way.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. RESONATE 3
  • 1.2. THE FAIRIES HOMECOMING
  • 1.3. YATAGARASU
  • 1.4. DIGITAL LOTUS FLOWER