"SYNTHS! BREAKBEATS! EXCLAMATION POINTS!"
Greetings, dear readers. I’ve been meaning to get around to another set of Discogkahvi articles, and lo and behold, here’s the next in the series, number 042, covering Kahvi release 042. I’m sure there’ll be a “greatest hits” release at some point, so those numbers may unsync at some point. Anyway, release 042 is the most outstanding “The Beginning EP”, authored by the helmsman of Kahvi Collective himself, 4T Thieves. Kahvi Collective describes it as “4t thieves is back with an ep in his usual style. a journey from chilled beats into dance, moving onto ambience and then finishing with a large and fast finish. all the tracks are previously unreleased apart from tidal blues, which is an extended version of an earlier hellven.org release. I think theres something for everybody in this massive release….” on the download page, and I agree with this, very much. Eclectic music all around.
The second tune, Dimension X (Remix), is arguably my favorite in the release – this track is just huge. Cue it up and take a trip.
Tickering tappering percussion seizes the mind, before a spacy synth tickles the right ear and it EXPLODES INTO POWERFUL SOUND! SO SUDDEN! SYNTHS! BREAKBEATS! EXCLAMATION POINTS! Soaring flanging into minute 1. This audible vista is magnificent to behold. A terse breakdown in the second minute that leads to glorious, sometimes dissonant strings. Drums come back. The orchestral layers almost make me think of the soundtrack to Chris Nolan’s Inception. Escalating sounds – “full on” is an adequate description. The dissonance is hypnotic, as this sonic drama rises, until it breaks with fifty-five seconds to go. Jabbering vox samples at five and thirty, as this massive tune shushes on a long fade…