MARKUS WORMSTORM / FIGURE IN FIELD / M=MAXIMAL

MAX0030 / ALBUM DL VINYL / syncron-arts

South African producer Markus Wormstrom returns to Kompakt affiliated M=Maximal for his second full length LP on the Cologne imprint. He has previously crafted some serious electronic music for the OST of Cape Town thriller Four Corners, and here on Figure In Field he brings that cinematic lens once again. Tracks here are expertly produced – in the best Kompakt fashion- and styles range from obtuse, glitched micro-electronics to sublime neo-ambient, and wobbly dubstep variants. [BLEEP]

 

MARKUS WORMSTORM /// FIGURE IN FIELD

 

MARKUS WORMSTORM  NOT I, BUT A FRIEND ///
MAX0012 / ALBUM CD DL / KOMPAKT

One of South Africa’s most intriguing producers turns up to M=Maximal with a proper release of his 13-track, 50 minute electronic odyssey, ‘Not I, But A Friend’. We first became familiar with Wormstorm’s beats thanks to a killer eponymous entry nearly a decade ago for Sound-Ink. He’s since appeared alongside Spoek Mathambo as Sweat. X but we’ve never heard anything quite as off-road from him since, until now that is. Blending his classically trained skills with instinctive feel for dark and rugged beats, ‘Not I, But A Friend’ manifests a dark fantasy of eerie voices, decelerated house and electronic gloom, meeting the sort of romantic ivory melodies you might expect from Yann Tiersen with the kind of gritty swing you really wouldn’t expect to hear on Yann Tiersen record. It’s a feeling of being in between worlds, inter-dimensional, mystic and spectral but bassed and stush. [ BOOMKAT ]

 

MAX0011 MARKUS WORMSTORM / NOT I, BUT A FRIEND

 

CHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOL / ZLOZ / MARKUS WORMSTORM RMX / TOMMY BOY

markus wormstorm ZLOZ Remix CTS-TOMMYBOY

TAGS // ELECTRONIC, MINIMAL, DARK, CAPETOWN, DOWNTEMPO
LINKS // SPOTIFY  iTUNES  BOOMKAT  MARKUS WORMSTORM

 

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