Get able to gasp with concern and alarm once you see Rillium’s followers on social media. Within the face of the large sounds he’s created to this point on Blackout’s Evolutions vol. 9 sequence along with his observe “Thoughts Lure” and on BSE’s Driving Insane Remixes EP simply launched final month, the truth that he doesn’t have already got a rabid following beggars perception. Now with NËU on the case in addition to Blackout with a forthcoming twin single, these all-important social media numbers are about to start out ticking up.
“Path of Abyss” and “Petrel” are due out on NËU this Thursday, Might 14 and in case you assume drum & bass has been a bit devoid of atmospheric ass-kickers these days, these two tracks will flip that proper round. Heavy, turgid sure by some means nonetheless clear and minimalistic, these tracks convey the “concern” to the “atmos.” “Path of Abyss” channels actual darkish vibes with deep, dot-point syncopation within the unconventional kick whereas the spiral snare additionally takes an off-center method. Add cinematic ambient tones that can make the listener assume they’re within the Mariana Trench, actually, and also you’ve received one highly effective atmospheric observe.
The b-side and out YEDM premiere right now is “Petrel.” This observe has the same beat profile to “Path of Abyss,” with one other syncopated dot-point kick and spiraling snares. The punishingly ominous ambient tones swirl via this observe as nicely however there’s a little bit of a melody positioned over high of all of it, within the type of a reduce up and deadened vocal melody. The afore-mentioned ambient sinewaves that stream out and in of the observe as additionally a bit totally different, as they tackle a extra metallic or mechanized really feel. Maybe there’s an enormous submarine that received caught within the Mariana Trench? One by no means is aware of what imagery artists try to conjure, even in atmospheric items, however the that offers the listener free vary to interpret the sound nevertheless their little thoughts wishes.
Jokes about social media apart, it’s formally time to leap on the Rillium bandwagon, as he’s already gearing as much as be a tough D&B label favourite. His work is clear and minimal beat-wise with simply the correct amount of snap to floor all the opposite lush and verdant tones simply on the borderline of experimental. Already displaying a spread of favor that belies his to this point sparse discography, there’s no approach Rillium doesn’t take off much more in 2021.
“Path of Abyss” and “Petrel” drop on NËU Music this Thursday, Might 14. Click on here to pre-order.