Something new is emerging. I’m standing at the top of a well listening into the darkness to echos of drum and bass, ambient electronica and shuffling dubstep abstraction. It runs very, very deep.
Oddly, I first heard this sound mixed and presented by artist and producer Method One on his BassDrive show. I believe it would be better described, hesitantly, as post-drum and bass. There was a beauty here that was carried gently on the back of a weak but important groove. Gone were the tired amen break, liquid bass lines and tropes I was used to. They were replaced by something more mature and sophisticated—engineered sounds and higher frequencies played quietly.
Andy Winter (founding member of Winds) has long been a mainstay in the Norwegian metal scene, specializing in something of a prog rock/metal blend that highlights an experimental musical spirit. On his latest album, Incomprehensible, releasing today via The End Records, Winter delves more into classical forms and textures, collaborating with musicians from Agalloch, Borknagar, Novembers Doom, Tristania, and the Devin Townsend Project among others. Today we present the premiere of “Somewhere Else to Disappear”, which features Dan Swanö of Nightingale & Bloodbath. Incomprehensible is available now at iTunes and other fine retailers.