ARTIST(S): Zeitgeber, L.B. Dub Corp
TITLE: Five Years Of Artefacts – Chapter Two
LABEL: ￼Stroboscopic Artefacts
CAT n°: SA5YEARS02
FORMAT: 12” // Digital Download
RELEASE DATE: November 3rd, 2014
Zeitgeber and L.B Dub Corp split the second in Stroboscopic Artefacts’ series of fifth anniversary records.
Zeitgeber is the collaborative project of SA label boss Lucy and Speedy J. Their joint alias birthed an exceptional long-player last year and has since been presented as a b2b act at festivals and clubs around the world. ‘Totemism’ is their first officially released output since that album, and is every bit as compelling.
‘Totemism’ opens with distant, reverberating bells and a thin film of hiss and crackle. But, one minute in, heavy and incessant drums cut through the ambience in a cavernous manner. The surrounding atmosphere evolves and filters in-and-out of the mix until, halfway through, the track takes an unexpected turn with an elastic bassline and acid squelches. This is an 11 minute masterclass in widescreen techno from two of the scene’s most experienced and inventive producers.
Luke Slater, a man of many aliases, slips into L.B Dub Corp mode for the B-side of this record. This particular moniker of Slater’s generally trades in raw, culturally-inspired house music, though has also appeared on Stroboscopic’s Stellate series with two deep and beatless dubs. For his contribution to SA’s 5 Year anniversary, Slater re-visits a classic club cut of his own, delivering ‘Take It Down Again (In Dub)’.
A / 1 – Zeitgeber – ‘Totemism’
B / 2 – L.B Dub Corp – ‘Take It Down Again (In Dub)’