Artist: Aftercast
Title: Tyranny
Label: Intrinsic Records
By: Simon Jones | 16 March 2004
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Angry Dub

Aftercast "Tyranny"

Out Now on Intrinsic Records

Aftercast return with their first single of 2004, following on from the storming 'Solar Guerrilla' which turned out to be one of Intrinsic's biggest releases of the last few months. 'Tyranny' picks right up where it's predecessor left off, and sees Aftercast take things up a level with their carefully produced grooves and beats, coupled with traditional progressive sounds.

Percussion is the focus on the 'Original Mix'. Leading in with some smooth layered beats, we are soon treated to a heavy bass twist that brings a phat element to the groove. Swelling effects and a killer melody hook soon rise up without warning, ripping up the foundations and driving straight on. The tempo builds to wild breakdown, ending nicely with some smooth grooves and effects which ease down the energy level to a more restrained level once more.

Over on the b-side, the 'Angry Dub' takes the original's melody and tempo, and constructs a rippling groove led monster of a mix around them. Atmospheric sweeps and subtle key changes create a sense of depth, Check out the rolling drum line that slides underneath, pushing this uncaged beast faster and harder right until the final beat. Massive.

Once again, Intrinsic deliver another solid progressive edged single that may not necessarily push the boundaries, but will guarantee results each time you take it out of your record box, and like the label's previous releases, is diverse enough to ensure it stays there for those 'if all else fails' moments.

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