Title: Winter
: Electronic Abstract Technicumm
Release Date: 4 March 2014
Genre: Downtempo / Trip-Hop
License: CC BY-NC-ND
Label: MNMN

The Winter of Electronic Abstract Technicumm must have been quite productive based on listening to this new release.  I think this is the first time I’ve encountered the work of Evgeny Nametulin, but this 25-year-old from Kireevsk is not new to the electronic music scene.  Under the name PSP he released an EP last year called simply “Ep” and released an album under Electronic Abstract Technicumm (credited as EAT on the cover) called “From A Bottom”.  But, that’s not all.  He’s produced projects called PSP, and ROA (Rank of Awesome).  Altogether, he’s been a producer since 2006 according to his Promo DJ profile. {Ed Note: The profile is no longer there.]

I’m glad this release made it to MNMN where I could get a chance to listen to it.  EAT is one of these projects that is really fresh.  Really solid hooks, great breaks, and excellent production are the markings of this release.  It’s one of those things that at first sounds familiar, but as you listen you realize that there is more to this recording.

First thing that I noticed is the bit of a flirtation with a dubstep style bass line in the opening track.  The track remains solidly within the trip-hop genre, but pulling in that little extra element adds a different dimension.  Then there is ‘Ringo’ which opens with a keyboard sound, which suddenly starts getting a pitch bend treatment that is a bit of a surprise.  But, that’s only the half of it – part way through the track there’s a break that reminded me of something you might hear in an Amon Tobin piece.

It doesn’t stop with just these examples.  Nearly each track has some experimental elements woven into its fabric.  And many of the tracks take their breaks and twist or turn in little, subtle ways that add to the listening pleasure of this release.

There is only one thing that I wish for: more.  This release is only 30 minutes long, and I felt I could have listened to EAT’s take on trip-hop for a lot longer than this release.  But, I guess there is a good side to this: I will be looking forward to hearing some more EAT in the future.

Electronic Abstract Technicumm: Winter




Posted by George De Bruin