Plastician’s Terrorhythm continue their 2017 apace with the release of new Deadcrow ‘Light Trails’, the follow up to 2016 debut, ‘Night Wonder’ — one of the label’s most successful releases of the last 12 months.
A producer in a similar mould to recent debutant, Klasey Jones, Deadcrow’s hi-def beats and sharp, shimmering melodies project a widescreen, OST-inspired approach to beat programming, only underpinned by harder, trap sensibilities. Wave, the term loosely used to describe music that draws inspiration from instrumental cloud-wave rap, drill and grime, is a core influence, but as EP opener ‘Viper’ suggests, Deadcrow’s music feels rooted in sci-fi fantasy and bright, neon futures.
Synths are a constant, defining feature across all five tracks and at their headiest on spar-kling track, ‘Blade’, with heavyset, rumbling sub patterns also giving the full EP legs for the club — particularly on booming, curveball ’Strayed’ — where Deadcrow will no doubt make his presence felt in 2017 too.
released February 27, 2017
Produced by Felix Ruocco
Artwork by Sean Knowles
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