B Mus - Nothing As It Seems
Following on releases for OC-Records, Aesthetic Circle & a 12" for Komplex Audio, B Mus kicks off the new year at Sublime Porte with his new album "Nothing as it Seems", including remixes from Grad_U, Zzzzra and a version of our own.
Ocean Ground starts off with underwater dub chords in the style of The Nautilus Project, building a vast submarine landscape backed by a solid and hypnotic 808 drum pattern.
A Birds Migration goes deeper into dub territory, with profound metallic chord washes bouncing on the corners of the stereo spectrum.
The Dub displays hints of glitch and a great ear for sound design. The track keeps building, element after element, and feels ostensibly oriented towards a club setting, breaking up halfway just to come back stronger afterwards. The fierce chords and rotating delays are not just there for decoration either.
In Trust continues on that clubbier note, with heavy rhythm machinery going on right from the start, steady hihats and industrial sounds recalling the softer side of the Downwards discography.
Moirer feels more current, in keeping with the warehouse vibe, and features great feedback layering with subtler percussions at play.
Zzzzra stays true to the original Ocean Ground in that it keeps a distinctly squelchy vibe, but it transforms the original chords into weird flute-like instruments while adding a layer of superb dubby sounds to the mix.
Grad_U then goes for a much softer and hypnotic reincarnation of The Dub, which slowly and beautifully unfolds over the course of its 10 minutes.
Closing the release is a Sublime Porte version of In Trust, with rolling thunderous chordal hits in the background, supported by a stepping house rhythm and a great construction throughout.
01 - Ocean Ground
02 - A Birds Migration
03 - The Dub
04 - In Trust
05 - Moirer
06 - Ocean Ground (Zzzzra Remix)
07 - The Dub (Grad_U RE-201 Reconstruction)
08 - In Trust (Sublime Porte Remix)
All tracks w/p & mixed by Simon Weinheimer
"The Dub" remixed by Aleksandr Martinkevič
"Ocean Ground" remixed by Alexandre Lehmann
"In Trust" remixed by Sublime Porte
Mastered by İsmail Genç
Artwork by Mert Şahbaz