Icore - Substance from Shadow EP
Released 2nd June 2017
Emerging from what sounds like the unknown depths of outer space, new artist Icore drops a debut EP on Osiris Music uk lled with ve exercises in hypnotic, polyrhythmic tension. The A-side’s two tracks ’Sigil’ and ‘Status Field’ feel like two parts of a whole, each establishing a minimal, kick-heavy march in 6/8 that would perfectly ll the cavernous hull of an abandoned mining vessel, lurching through empty parts of the galaxy to the sound of ominous drones and malfunctioning, high-end bleeps. The B-side is more cinematic in its scope, with opener ‘Substance From Shadow’ summoning a distinctly b-movie vibe in its melody, before both ‘Claimed By Night’ and ‘Axiom’ retreat into darker, more ambient territory; the former thick in sub- bass kicks; the latter ramping up the dread with unnerving repetition.
a2. Stasis Field
b1. Substance from Shadow
b2. Claimed by Night