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Computer System

  • Artists Cut Knob, Lautaro Varela, Van Bellen, Dr. Avalance
  • Release Date 2013-12-01
  • Labels Suffused Music
  • Catalog SMD017
  • Description After a series of successful releases with contributors such as Ewan Rill, LoQuai and Advent's Rising making their mark on the label, Suffused Music now bids a welcome return with melodic variations from the Spanish coastal town of Vigo as Dr. Avalance and his "Computer System" take centre stage.
    The original mix is a unique blend of pounding beat and driving bass groove with Kraftwerk-esque computer bleeps and stuttered effects. A percussive house section and analogue motif ripples its way across proceedings to provide an atmospheric piece.
    Duo, BoomCardona and Diego Gomez comprise the Cut Knob production outfit and with recent work signed to Reelaux, Axon and Stellar Fountain, their remix of "Computer System" is full of the pair's trademark vibrancy and energy. A driving rhythm and repetitive arpeggio keep the track moving ever forward as elements of the Dr. Avalance original make their substantive mark post-breakdown.
    Argentinean Lautaro Varela from the Buenos Aries capital, fresh from remixes for Vurtical and Balkan Connection, provides a rather more stripped back affair. A deep grooved bass line provides the basis for a head-shaking percussive section to reign supreme as long sustained pads provide a haunting accompaniment. The addition of melodic themes from the original and an eerily twisted and hypnotic vocal cut, add further to the deep vibe.
    Final contributor, Van Bellen, brings the EP back to the roots of its Spanish progenitor. A similarly stripped back affair to its track predecessor, Van Bellen takes the components of the Dr. Avalance original and melds them into a different shape. The "Computer System" vocal snippet is now pitched melodically to interact with a percussive arpeggio that provides further rhythm to the straight beats around it. A hypnotic energy fuels the rework underpinned by a relentless bass line beneath. - James Warren

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