Somatic Responses :: Disruption Of Space (Photon Emissions)

Dubstep, breakcore, gabber, and IDM are all ran through the Somatic Responses blender across the albums 11 tracks.

[Download] Hot on the heals of December’s wonderful Clone Aware album on Acroplane, Somatic Responses are back with a brand new free album via their Photon Emissions imprint. Never content to pigeonhole themselves, this is probably their most diverse work to date. Dubstep, breakcore, gabber, and IDM are all ran through the Somatic Responses blender across the albums 11 tracks. A reworking of Joey Beltram’s techno classic “Energy Flash”(which incidentally turns 20 this year) is mutated into the distorted monster. However, the biggest surprise comes from the track “Fly By” where Somatics tackle the straight up four on the floor techno paradigm; an experiment which for the most part is quite successful.

Despite being a free album, Disruption Of Space does not feel like a collection of throwaways and out-takes as is usually the case when a band gives away a free album; the majority of the tracks are spot on. “90NEAS” and “Fire Saber” would fit well in any recent SR albums. The title track is a definitive standout, mixing crunchy dubstep beats and madly DSP’ed synths. In listening to this album, one can hear an act who is having fun in the studio, trying different things and not trying to fit in to any narrow categorizations.

Disruption Of Space is out now on Photon Emissions. [Download] [Profile]

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