There’s more than one way to chill: ADM x EVE and Shockline #drumandbass, #chill #electronic #triphop

There’s more than one way to chill, as ADM x EVE and Shockline are going to prove by ranging from trip hop through to drum and bass.

ADM x EVE is from the USA and offers the suitably Biblical entitled Before The Fall. Assuming we’re not talking about the movie of the same name, we’re on “So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.”

The track starts gloomy and portentious. There’s an awkwardness to it all from the beats that offset the echoed chords. There’s a sense of wrenching agony but all seen in slow motion. This is trip hop as idm ambient drone. No fun or solace to be found here. Instead a brilliantly evocative track.

Next, from Germany comes Shockline and Riven. This starts from a slow lonely piano that gets joined by wheezing slow beats and a sense of pathos. Eventually, that all gives way to some liquid drum and bass and fragments of vocal moans. What really sets this apart is the use of guitar as both a skittering background presence and a more liquid foreground sense. A properly wonderful combination of crisp beats and languid guitar with a whisper of vocal. A lost romance. Where did the relationship all go worng?

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~ by acidted on July 9, 2018.

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