DÐD/MTSP Bowly Presents DÐD/MTSP

DÐD/MTSP Bowly Presents DÐD/MTSP
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Montreal-based label Fur Trade continues its run of quality, eclectic left-field sounds with Bowly's second twelve-inch: Bowly Presents DÐD/MTSP. The EP sees the Montreal producer returning from a three-year break, following up his debut release, Bleeps, with another pastiche of cosmic funk that blends many ingredients from rhythmic music all across the board. On the record's A-side, as MTSP, Bowly opens with "Red Right Nighter," a reggae-infused piece of bass music that introduces itself as a bodily grind, but then slowly dissolves into a spatial trance of sustained vocal cuts. From here, the EP flows nicely into the slow-motion attack and decay of "MTSP1," a downtempo work of fat-sounding synth leads that evokes a psychedelic euphoria similar to automobile-induced hypnosis. The B-side sees Bowly's DÐD moniker dabbling in a more techno-inspired sound — first in the heavy acidity of "Tristan" and then breaking down into the hyper-melodic celestial sequences of "Siula Grande." The latter track rounds out the release and solidifies the strength stylistic diversity can bring to electronic music, avoiding the peak-time amphetamine trap so many dance releases fall victim to. (Fur Trade)