Label: Ecke Records
Calogue number: ECK002
Format: 12”, digital
Release date: 4 Dec 2018
Berlin’s Ecke Records returns with its second release this December, coming courtesy of Squallfront who offer up their two-track EP, Stormin.
Ecke Records’s Xantra & Johnny Counce aka Squallfront (as the pair like to be referred to when alone in a darkened room) bring you their debut two-tracker. The artwork is the second in a series of works by Ben Fables. Each piece is handcrafted be the man himself and standing as a visual interpretation of th music Itself, a theme that will continue with the label.
A-Side The Bells Straddles the boundaries between Electro, Rave & UK Bass with a twisted arrangement laid out over seven-minutes via syncopated, dynamic drums, murky bass tones and choppy rave style string samples.
On the flip-side we have The Crack laying focus on off-kilter, groove-step percussion and the emergence of 8-bit style chords hinting towards the deep-dystopian electronica days of old. The composition was recorded in the cave, an old underground wine cellar in the south of France. The distorted cracking comes from a dusty old analogue electric organ, bugging-out whilst gained the max. Playing powerful chords on the lower keys caused the inner workings & chassis of the old organ to shake profusely adding a further distinctive character to this already forward thinking production.
Squallfront’s Stormin EP is out on Ecke Records 4th December 2018. With a party to celebrate the release planned for the 7th December, Ecke has invited UntilMyHeartStops Joe Ellis down for an evening of deep, rolling rhythms.