Belfast label Acroplane Recordings sign on Corporeal Face for ‘The Upward Spiral‘, a 4 track EP of UK rave nostalgia, awash with all the essentials: terse breaks, ruff basslines and snapshots of singalong samples, all evoking the ‘floor in paradise mode.
While Corporeal Face is a new name to us, the mixdown help from Denham Audio crew and Astrophonica-released break technician LMajor gives us a good idea about what kind of music is on offer — Denham Audio have racked up a good amount of respect for their take on the 90’s breakbeat / jungle revivalist movement, and Corporeal Face seems well on track to join suit.
‘Get To Stepping‘ feels like the flagship track of the neon green vinyl: outbreaks of syncopated percussion licks and classic house/RnB samples blur into classic rave piano riffs and flurries of anti-gravity basslines. Where many tracks in this bracket of dance music can lose some luster after a few repetitive rotations, the generous helpings of switchups on ‘Get To Stepping‘ keep the formula fresh, with any given minute holding a great variance to the one either side. For all the chaotic elements and variability, the track’s greatest strength is its balance, never locking itself too much into one groove.
‘The Upward Spiral’ EP is scheduled for release 4 March via Acroplane Recordings. Order a copy from Bandcamp.
1. To Make It
2. Get to Stepping
3. Shake Your Brain
4. What A Trip