Deco Timescales

Deco Timescales
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Deco (the owner of record label Deceast, and general bass/sound system enthusiast) sounds as if he's been honing his craft for a long time, but this is his first LP. As far as debut albums go, this has some serious weight to it. For all intents and purposes, Timescales is bass music, but the term can be so ambiguous that you're better off thinking of this as the progression of dub. Throughout Timescales, Deco lands on dub-house, dub-reggae and dubstep pretty frequently. The latter being the predominant of the three, but it's used to such a subtle degree that at no point does it come across as aggressive or overbearing. Aside from having a fondness for subsonic frequencies, Deco demonstrates a hugely diverse style with this release. "PCH Interlude," for example, is a deliciously chill instrumental hip-hop track, while "Power Transfer" is just a straight-up, slick house tune. Deco has all the dub fusion and cosmic aesthetics of Boxcutter, but with 2562's smoothness layered overtop. If Timescales is Deco's jumping off point, a few more releases will see him exit the atmosphere entirely, leaving a trail of bass destruction in his wake. (Deceast)