It’s time to close the circle. Or better said: to complete the triangle of forces the enigmatic Downliners Sekt started to sketch last year with “Hello lonely, Hold the nation” and “ We make hits, not the public”, models of abstract, expansive and audacious bass music which on their own merit ended up among our favourites of last year. The third part of the trilogy will be called “ Meet The Decline”. As the title seems to suggest, the four tracks on the EP move on more serene and dreamy territory, insisting on the broken rhythms, the urban dub pulses in the ~scape vein, the enchanted textures and those soulful bursts typical of dubstep and garage in its most misty form. Those traces are all still there, but they show themselves in a more timid and hidden way, merging subtly with heavenly ambient, enchanted voices and guitar riffs reminiscent of bands like Hood and Mount Kimbie. Dreamscapes to travel and sleep by, tossing and turning. Downliners Sekt drenched in codeine. Or as they themselves prefer to say: “ soul-filled gospel hymns for a technological apocalypse.” “ Meet The Decline” will be in stores mid-April as a co-production of Disboot and dsekt[dot]com. Now they should collect the three EPs on one album, so we can have one of the records of the year.
Remember that there will be a Disboot showcase at this year’s Sónar. Downliners Sekt and C156 will be playing live. You can get your Sónar tickets here.