The third in Soulstream's releases of our producers' instrumental projects, the ever-versatile Martino of 83 West brings us his grittiest, deepest production yet, with Soulstream only too pleased to come along for the envelope-pushing ride.
Following on the heels of his highly-praised Praying For Rain, respected Toronto producer Martino assaults the senses in an exploration of three ideas repeating themselves into the ground over a highly unstable foundation. Violins and pianos lay out a three-chord theme while a relentless synth melody exhausts itself over an increasingly agitated bassline, the entire piece anchored to drums and percussion barely maintaining cohesion.
Final result? The quintessence of raw: no evolution, only erosion. Ideas are distorted; clarity is lost. Tyrone Solomon of 83 West Productions spearheads the remixes, conjuring up a menagerie of undulating beats, sonorous melodies and whirling textures.
released May 15, 2009
Composed, produced, and performed by Martino Lozej for Mafia Princess Music (SOCAN). Tracks 3, 4, and 5 deconstructed and remixed with additional production by Tyrone Solomon for 83 West Productions. Copyright (c) 2009 Soulstream Records.