Observants – Osmium E.P.
Some proper techno from Observants based on obscure elements. Perhaps that’s why the tracks are Rhodium and Osmium.
Rhodium is a chemical element with symbol Rh and atomic number 45. Osmium is a chemical element with symbol Os and atomic number 76. Both are brittle metallic elements with a blue or silver sheen. And that’s pretty much what they sound like. Rhodium builds slowly, being all machine and no human. Very early 90s German. Osmium is the better track. It is a bit deeper and has more depth in the bass. More humanity perhaps. A proper groove. There’s a remix of Rhodium by Rad Bit. This gives the original a garage twist. Full of high hats and synth stabs this is a great example of a remix being significantly better than the original,
Blurb: London based ‘Observants’ brings us back to our techno roots with this release, delivering 2 solid techno musings. Osmium is a dark brooding growl of a track, teasing you through it slowly with rolling bass and filtered patterns. The intricate synth motion guides you to the tracks inner depths. Rhodium brings the bass rhythm front and centre and relies on the simplicity of the groove to keep you locked in. Once again the use of real synths keep the track fluid and alive. Rad Bit offers a mixed up garage explosion of a remix for all your jacking needs, keeping the package firmly on track.