First Listen: Patrick Conway – ‘Nanotubes’ (Art-E-Fax)

Following up from the scorching breaks-riddled EP from Trinity Carbon, Art-E-Fax calls upon Black Orpheus head honcho Patrick Conway for its second release. Having launched his personal imprint in search of ruff and raging body music, Conway’s own production bears similarly stimulating mannerisms, drawing upon characteristics from across the genre spectrum. Whilst his output under his Pat Ca$h alias charms with a downtempo warmth, a collaborative EP with Trim as Low End Activist on Bobby Donny presents a rowdy side to Conway’s production.

Exploring soundsystem sonics of yesteryear, Conway’s four track effort mirrors his many aliases, portraying different moods and energies through diverse structures. Though each track exudes its own personality, intricate percussion and provocative melodies are shared traits between each number. Imaginative in composition and texturally astute, the release showcases Conway’s undoubtable ability as a producer, regardless of his identity.

Opening track ‘Nanotubes’ kicks into action with a shrieking bird and zealous breakbeat percussion. Airy synths float amongst the crafty drumwork, before harking vocals and hearty sub-bass synergise. Inherently moody, you can listen to this cloudy roller below.

Out on the 9th November, you can pre-order your 12″ at the Art-E-Fax Bandcamp here.

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