- A1 - Blockdata - Tertiary 1:30
- A2 - Blockdata - Exas 1:30
- B1 - Blockdata - Control Pattern 1:30
- B2 - Blockdata - Siren 1:30
Scotland’s Gav Hislop has long been on
electronic music’s radar, with performances and
releases as Babyshaker. A superior professional sound designer, he has shifted gears to an expert display of controlled demolition in drum n bass & beyond under the name Blockdata. Releasing on Therapy Sessions, Triple G Recordings, Sonicterror, and Abstrakt Reflections previously, this is the first solo vinyl release of the project.
Scientific precision, sound design and creatively rolling rhythms construct the EP, described by Blockdata himself as “Four tracks taking little bits from the various styles of music I like to make. ”.
Speaking about the specification of the process and the difference between other heleases, Hislop stresses that: “I had the opportunity to work with Daniele Antezza from Dadub when it came to the mastering process. I was really impressed with the sound he got out of my tracks.
We made the decision early on the EP wasn’t going to join the loudness wars.” – Hislop sums it all up just saying: “I’m really pleased with the outcome as a result.”
Interestingly, that inspiration for the release came from the theoretical world-ending event known as Vaccum Decay. It’s surprising how the feeling of collapse may attract some of the artists. And Blockdata is one of these rare-cases when an artist looks and finds inspiration in an unexpected place. “It’s mostly about the exploration of deep space and the universe ultimately coming to an end” – notices Blockdata.
Tertiary, Exas, and Control Pattern all steer clearly onto the drum n bass dancefloor, with hyperactive synthesizer work and intricate change-ups framing each piece. They push the listeners to the unexpected areas – just like it was with Blockdata himself, who commenting the process of work notices that: “The tracks on this release mostly started off as small experiments in different areas of sound design, which overtime grew into larger projects of their own.”
Gavin adds: “This is pretty common for my music. For the four tracks that I ended up with for this EP there were another 10 or 15 that never made it past that initial experimentation stage
The EP ending Siren is the jewel of the EP, a 100 BPM piece of melancholia that stays in the memory, as long as its own extended midranges stretch to the furthest reaches of infinity.
Mastered by Daniele Antezza @ Dadub Studios Artwork by MachineTM