Given everything that is and will be going on in your day to day life, a spot of luxurious self-indulgence every now and then wouldn’t hurt. That said, I’m not sure it’s the same kind of decadence the Research & Development Records crew had in mind when they put together their latest EP, courtesy of Monsieur Pourquoui. But hey, what better way to quell uncertainty other than by taking a closer look?
We start with the title track, which paints a grim picture of proceedings, as the distant sounds of this fantastic Techno number ring in your ears. Chugging along at a steady pace, Décadence creates a skin crawling atmosphere, despite its rather spartan structure. There’s an air of dystopian creepyness about it that keeps you glued to your speakers (not literally, don’t be silly), which I love. Who knew decadence could be so fascinating?
If the EP opener succeeded in creating a sense of dread and hopelessness, Balade Nocturne does the exact oposite. From its frigid depths, a subtle yet effective melody emerges, creating one of the most uplifting moments in any track this year. In my time handling this blog, few tracks have created such an epic and immersive atmosphere like this one has. I cannot praise this particular track enough. Move on to the remix when you, like me, are done sitting in awe at this.
Balade Nocturne (John Dopping Nightfall)
For those of you who appreciate the more Psychedelic side of Trance, label boss John Dopping steps in to give you a fix. Angling the blow torch, John welds his characteristic and unpredictable Psy elements around Balade Nocturne, retaining its most memorable features. This 9 minute plus rework is a solid alternative to the original and a tremendous closing track for this EP. Job well done.
Be sure to pick up whichever track strikes your fancy when it hits Beatport on November 21st. Or, use your patience and pick up the entire thing when it pops up on other stores. Either way, check it out. 🙂
Beatport Exclusive: 21.11.2016
Country: UK / Style: Techno, Psy Trance / Year: 2016 / Label: Research & Development Records
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P.S.: I had an attempt to link John’s remix name with that one Bond movie, until I realized the names weren’t the same at all. Well, I can’t not be stupid all the time, I suppose.