Released 16th October 2015
Late October will find Cosmin TRG’s Fizic label release its third EP, and a second missive for 2015.
Once again it comes from the Romanian label owner and ever evolving producer, and this time features four more fierce cuts that take abstract inspiration from musique concrete or Ballard’s High Rise novel. Opener ‘Sever’ is an expertly stripped back bit of concrete basement funk with scurrying alien sounds, frosted lo-fi textures and firmly rooted, propulsive kick drums driving the whole thing along. It’s an absorbing affair full of distant menace, and then comes ‘Redus’, a hunched over, forceful dub track again riddled with abstract lifeforms, distorted radio frequencies and muffled sirens that all bristle and brim with sonic debris. ‘Sirena’ is once more built upon thudding, firm kicks but here synths howl and spray about like a UFO in a storm, a harmonic hook rocks back and forth and modulated lines add life and depth to the burrowing groove. Lastly, ‘Motoric’ goes arctic, with cavernous chambers of sound full of echo and reverb as kicks thump out a groove. It’s a fourth and final bit of physical music informed by the musical and visual noir undertones of Under the Skin, cementing a robust alliance between form and function.
Music and artwork by Cosmin Nicolae Mastered by Matt Colton
Released 9th September 2016
The fifth installment of Cosmin TRG’s Fizic comes in the shape of two lethal remixes from some of the most innovative artists in the field, Lucy and Minor Science.
Lucy takes Serpenti’s mystical energies and blends them into a digital ritual of tectonic plate-shifting drums, sizzling textures and hypnotic patterns. Highly seductive and authoritative transmission from the Stroboscopic Artefacts school of thought.
Oblic sees its exuberant shimmer and ricochet rhythms reinterpreted with scientific precision by Minor Science (Trilogy Tapes, Whities). The result is a hyper-modern, high-octane excursion with deep fluid bass drums, expert percussion and soaring synths.
Oblic/ Serpenti Remixes arrive on Fizic in September 2016 in Digital and Vinyl Formats. Lucy’s remix mastered by Giovanni Conti at Artefacts Mastering Minor Science’s remix mastered by. Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, Original cover artwork by Cosmin Nicolae.
a. Serpenti (Lucy Remix)
b. Oblic (Minor Science's Non-Newtonian Fluid Mix)