Club Excursionista de l'Electrònica discovers a new trail, this time featuring British producer Pliny aka James Welsh.
The "Countdown EP" is the third release from C.E.E. and is comprised of four powerful and energetic tracks that demonstrate Welsh’s remarkable studio talent (his social networks are brimming with videos dominated by analogue machines). The EP was produced, almost in its entirety, using instruments and hardware effects, a process in which distortion and purest 303 acid lines form fundamental elements of its structure. Welsh’s method of manipulating sound is truly unique; he is capable of agglutinating house, old-school hardcore, techno and even IDM, within the same track.
James Welsh is already an established figure in the electronic music scene, under his own name, through his project Kamera and as a regular stalwart for the Phantasy Sound record label, headed by none other than Erol Alkan. Welsh’s new Pliny pseudonym has allowed him to explore his more melodic inclinations, while remaining attentive to dance floor needs. The "Countdown EP" represents a personal journey that is palpable in each of these exceptional tracks.
from Countdown EP,
released October 31, 2018
All tracks written and performed by James Welsh.
Mastered by Pedro Pina.
Artwork by Basora.
Club Excursionista de l'Electrònica (C.E.E.) is a divison of Lapsus Records.
Drama Garden is light and airy with a carefree vocal hook on loop. Phone Calls has a sick groove with an unexpectedly heavy sub-bass you want to make sure your sound system can pump out. The thick melodic elements elevate the mood. The Kode1 Edit is just ridiculous. It's completely binaural with blips and knob twisting in one ear and distorted bass in the other. Plenty of crossfading and wild cuts are huge surprises to the listener. Futura is more standard Moiré off-kilter chugging Andrew Ireland