Belgian producer and rising talent NICKO///// returns with his latest riveting EP.
Rocketing into the atmosphere with the opening track ‘Cycle Of Life’, a dark ominous Ambient House soundscape.
Pulsating drums and a deep rumbling tone set the stage for this cold mechanical masterpiece.
Short stabs of synths shine light into this cyberpunk sonic assault midway through the track making room for it’s further musical expansion as the track progresses.
‘Ambiphonic’ featuring Augustin Dujeux follows, continuing the industrial space age atmosphere with a musical crescendo leading up to altered robotic vocals and triumphant synths and blaring horns.
‘Trapped’ begins with an oscillating bassline and mirroring synths enveloping alternating steady kicks and reverb laced hi hats, futuristic sounds dramatically drift in like warning signs from a distant civilization as more intricate percussion surfaces as the track evolves. The track reaches a mellow section that floats by leaving all bass and percussion stranded, synths and keys materialize as the kick drum finally returns to this deep dark dance rhythm.
‘Antaric’ concludes the EP with a fast paced clustered rhythm and chiming cymbals that lead to the quiet shores of serenity, a brief recurring vacation that vanishes only to thrust the listener back into the previous musical metropolis.
NICKO///// delivers once again with another astonishing EP which is fully encapsulates the listener from start to finish.