Search and Hit Enter

Ido Plumes: Away From The Reign

"Away From The Reign demonstrates a smart synthesis of
styles without feeling out of step with
Bristol's storied musical lineage"

As Livity Sound near their 10 year anniversary, it’s clear the imprint has had an enormous influence on contemporary UK dance music. Releasing a myriad of hybrid sounds, crafted with well-tuned sound systems in mind, it’s music that’s as exciting as it is diverse, but where innovation is a constant theme.

Recent signee, Ido Plumes appears to have aligned with this ideology. The producers debut EP on Livity’s reverse series dnuoS ytiviL takes cues from the catalogue of the Bristolian institution and the mutated strains of UK techno that continue to emanate from the city. This is not to say that ‘Away From The Reign‘ is a carbon copy of the releases that have preceded it. Rather, it demonstrates a smart synthesis of styles without feeling out of step with Bristol’s storied musical lineage.

With an ever-growing interest in slower tempos from artists and labels who have traditionally been mid-tempo enthusiasts, Ido Plumes steps into sub-100 BPM territory with the opening track, ‘Noise Water‘. Combining a militant rhythmic framework with a palette of sci-fi tones and an emphatic synth, it’s a distinctive and modern sound that’s sure to delight DJs shifting down a gear.

Meanwhile, the EP’s title track meanders with a certain playfulness while still considering dancefloor functionality and perhaps also the legacy of IDM. Dynamic, detail-orientated sound design makes it equally fit for armchair-based contemplation as for peak time deployment.

Finishing off the release, ‘Which Way Is Up‘ sees a departure in tone compared to the previous two tracks, a creeping tension pervading its outer space atmospherics and agile percussion. These elements embellish an immense bassline that could be interpreted as a nod to dubstep or the grime instrumentals of the early to mid-2000s.

‘Away From The Reign’ is scheduled for release 1 May. Order a copy from Bandcamp.

TRACKLIST

A1. Noise Water
B1. Away From The Reign
B2. Which Way Is Up

Privacy Preference Center

Required Cookies & Technologies

Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.

gdpr, wp-settings,

Advertising

These technologies are used for things like:

- personalised ads
- to limit how many times you see an ad
- to understand usage via Google Analytics
- to understand how you got to our web properties
- to ensure that we understand the audience and can provide relevant ads

We do this with social media, marketing, and analytics partners (who may have their own information they’ve collected). Saying no will not stop you from seeing our ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive.

Adsense, Facebook, Google Adwords

Analytics

Our website uses tracking software to monitor our visitors to understand how they use it. We use software provided by Google Analytics, which use cookies to track visitor usage. This software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive to track and monitor your engagement and use of the website, and to help identify you on future visits. It will not store, save or collect personal information.

Google Analytics, Facebook