"Cold ambience pursues a sound not unlike a sonar pulse…"
Greetings, dear readers. If you’ll remember, one of my earliest writings on Musicouch was a review of Dreiton’s classic ep, reviewing it song-for-song in the same style that I give another major netlabel. We’re here to do more of the same with Dreiton’s second release, the chill “Seltsam EP”. Less banging techno than the the first one, the Seltsam EP still has a nice, chill ambience to it. You can get your copy of that work here.
Cold ambience pursues a sound not unlike a sonar pulse, albeit less tinny while still being a sweeping intonation. Bass drifts lazily, before a galloping, flanged sound introduces some ticking-clicking percussion. This deep, percussive sound, I’d almost call it a gentle submarine fender-bender, just bumpers, no wrecks, no dents, no blood, no nothing, goes front and center. Like the rest of the EP that bears the name, Seltsam is a great chillout song. Homogenity ensues for a few minutes, you’ve read the sonic dramatis personae, you can imagine their play. Halfway throguh, an odd klaxon noise, but not an urgent one. A percussion break follows that, before the galloping flanger brings his buddy the percussion back. Rinse, repeat. Great ambience in this tune. A final percussive break, a final sonar pulse, and gentle attenuation to silence.