01. Obeisant – I Need
02. Obeisant – Twin
03. Obeisant – The One
04. Obeisant – Inflatable
New Zealand artist Obeisant follows up his debut outing on Critical Music’s Binary series with a poised and artful 2nd step, finding himself on one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most daring labels in Locked Concept. He brings the next instalment of the relentlessly diverse series of LOCKED CONCEPT releases, focused on pure creative attitude and a willingness to plough a colourful furrow edged with high-level production.
The TWIN EP delivers 4 tracks of glittering tech beauty with a sensibility that’s perfectly balanced between old school references, organic samples and a firmly modern approach to beat structure and arrangement.
Leading with possibly the most vibrant track on the release, INFLATABLE conjures a spectrum of retro energy with in your face rave stabs, orchestral hits and neon sax.
I NEED issues a smudged haze distortion with its pads, against a blisteringly bold bass line that brings a insistently heavy vibe to the track.
Title track TWIN shifts uneasily on Burial-esque percussion that works exquisitely in a drum and bass format – at once constant and strong, but carefully balanced and lilting in the background and bringing a very unique flavor.
THE ONE comes full circle on the rave flavours, with nostalgic breakbeats but an exceptionally forward thinking progression that’s at once playful and slightly schizophrenic.