The first Free Love Digi release for duo Basic Biology probably sounds something like the deep dreams of label boss and notorious musical nomad Quentin Hiatus – it’s easy to see how he got on board with them.
One half of the production pair is Thomas B, who has numerous FLD releases behind him already, and this time around he has a new pseudonym and a partner behind the controls in the form of Matthew Cassidy.
‘Twilight’ and ‘Sensational’ are up there with the mellowest tracks on the label and are both gorgeous, although still propulsive. Megan McKay lends her vocals to the cause and the result is two left-field bass cuts with the airy mysticism to fit into the 4am wind-down as well as the beats to still knock persistently.
Thomas B is back with another set of brooding halftime and menacing low frequencies as he returns to American label Free Love Digi for the four-track Augmented Place EP.
It’s safe to say that the prolific Arizona producer feels at home on Quentin Hiatus’ imprint, where he long ago arrived at double figures for tracks released, and on his latest effort things are kept tight, dark and expressive.
The EP is heavily focused on bassweight, with the stripped-back arrangements pushing the emotional content of the music, but the wonky basses of ‘Straat’ and the breakbeat work on the title track keep the record moving on through the dream state.