Escape What You Create EP
We at From 0-1 would like to introduce to the world- Cyanwave; a Dub/Techno duo formed in Seattle in 2008 by long time producers, Justin Byrnes and Keith Kelley. Their first EP, (and From 0-1′s eighth release in the catalog) “Escape What You Create” explores spaced out, subconscious musings within an inspiring format that propels the listener into the duo’s own mythological landscape.
Starting off this release is “Locust”. Like a soundtrack to the invasion of giant alien bugs, Locust begins tense and ominously with insectoid clicks and cracks slowly moving on through ‘verbed out, filtered down territory warning the intruder that one more step into the hive will result in total annihilation. And total annihilation the bugs shall have as Locust moves through it’s alien soundscape and on to dance floor destruction. Up next is Minotaurs, a pumping, driving dub techno affair interspersed with suggestive vocal samples, 16th hi hats, and a funk driven bass line destined to move the skinniest of asses. It culminates, breaks, and then pushes on to heady atmospheric territory opening up perfect looping and effecting opportunities. Deep Time is simply an awe inspiring dub track as introspective as it is beautiful, any set can find this track a place at the beginning, end, or at some point in the middle when perfect timing calls for perfect dub. It’s timelessness is matched by some of the most inspiring modern dub (not ‘dubstep’ mind you) currently available on the planet.
And of course to round off the release are two tools for those inclined. Their names: Locust – Insecticide Tool, and Minotaurs – Movement III : Escape. Both insane names, and insanely good tools- perfect tension builders, or perfect breakdowns.
Laurent Garnier (F Communications, Innervisions, Crosstown Rebels) – 8/10 – “Completely outta space … Looove the atmosphere on this EP – will play a lot!”
Orde Meikle (Slam, Paragraph, Soma) – 7/10 – “Cool trax – like tools and trax – playing”
Phil Kieran (Cocoon, NovaMute, Electric Deluxe) – 7/10 – “Sounds cool! Liking it.”
DVS1 (Klockworks, Transmat, Enemy Records) – 6/10 – “The Deep Time, and tool tracks are great! Thanks”
Tim Xavier (Mo’s Ferry, LTD400, Clink) – 7/10 – “I especially like the dj tools, thanks :)”
Paul Mac (Jericho, Droid, Stimulus) – 7/10 – “Liking the Locust track both in original and tool format I’m sure I’ll get some play from that one thanks.”
Let’s Go Outside (Soma, Slant, Sleaze) – 9/10 – “Minotaurs is absolutely lovely. Liking the big weirdness on Locust, too.”
Drumcell (Droid, CLR, Railyard) – 9/10 – “Oooh solid shit… love it”
Audio Injection (Droid, Electric Deluxe, CLR) – 8/10 – “Dark and moving, good stuff!”
Revy (Slant, From 0-1, Bleepsequence) – 9/10 – “Very smooth… tools are nice bonus too! Deep Time is super lush, my favorite of the package.”
DJ Pauze (Hard Signal, Fine Audio Recordings, Hydraulix) – 7/10 – “Production is top, people in Toronto would really appreciate these guys”
John Massey (From 0-1, Droid, Hardsignal) – 8/10 – “Good release- Dj tools are fun – Locust is a goodin”
Angela Flame (Autofokus, Klirfactor, AsianDynasty) – 7/10 – “I will play them all!”