Nice, zippy, mini-monologues of electronic music history from Covert Operations (pre-Auxiliary) stalwart Method One. "The Precipice" bristles with synthetic fibre that is moreish and enticing.
Favorite track: The Precipice.
Method One returns to Auxiliary Transmission for his second digital extended play. The EP's title track features one of the very first American breakbeat pioneers in the form of Jamie Myerson. You may recall the JLM Productions tracks on Reinforced from years back. That was him. Anyway, enough history, let's get into it! Blackwood is the title track and features sumptuous guitar from Jamie over Method One's trademark surgically clean sounds. Washes of emotion writhe over scatted drum machine hits as the guitar has it's way with your mind. Track 2 is a remix of a Method One track from 7 years back now. Jason flips the script on the original turning a breakbeat laden track into a minimal half time affair. The Precipice is classic Method One. All the emotive hallmarks and those typical analog 80's sounds that you know and love him for, and rounding off proceedings is Krimpet, which steps the bass up a notch and heads for a vibe that you can't quite decide if you should keep your eyes down and nod or put your hands in the air! Either way, you're in for a treat with this well rounded four tracker.
released January 26, 2015
Written, produced and engineered by Jason Leder, except track one; written by Jason Leder and Jamie Myerson.