a. Sepia – Vacant
b. Sepia – Ancient Tribes
c. Sepia – Consequence
"As the year is closing in, it is Sepia who unleashes his last EP of the year onto the world in tight connection with Transient Audio. After some of his outstanding physical releases on the blazing record labels GourmetBeats, Infernal Sounds and Well Rounded Dubs, it was just about time for the Bristolian artist to steal the spotlight of the international dubstep scene once more. "
"Transient Audio’s ‘TRANS003’ release titled ‘Ancient Tribes’ suggests a mysterious path, which holds true through all three tracks. In regards to melody and harmony, Sepia transcended the usual distinction between happy and sad – going for a distinctively insoluble vibe that leaves just the right amount of space. Held together through sparse instrumentation, he knows how to infuse a groove with great percussive variation – perfectly complementing his distinctive flow."
"‘Vacant’ starts off with cascading vinyl-esque noise circulating throughout the track, displaying the producer’s polished sense of space. The sub is crawling and winding itself below the surface only to occasionally allow mid-range jaunts to pass through, intensifying throughout the arrangement – and providing a highly effective contrast to the otherwise sparsely occupied frequencies.
‘Ancient Tribes’ in turn continues with otherworldly melodies fusing themselves through clever filter movements. A driving rhythm enforces the old aesthetics of dubstep in ways; coupled thanks to an invigorating snare and smooth bass excursion – churning out the kind of wobbles everyone know and love.
The last title called ‘Consequence’ is definitely one of the heaters of the EP – as rich sounding string instrument samples pluck away – leaving the listener’s mind spinning, trying to decipher this track’s way of expressing itself. It has elevated Sepia’s style of production, something we can all expect from one of UK’s rising stars."
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