Dutch producer Jeroen Search has announced his new EP on Andre Kronert’s Odd even label, titled Continuum. The 6 original tracks give continuity to Search’s characteristic hypnotic and cosmic techno, spliced with gritty 909’s and robust bass.
Kicking things off with the beatless Explain Variation 2, Jeroen sets the perfect tone for the rest of the EP – eerie, atmospheric, and slightly paranoid. This notion is evidenced within the second track, Without Abrupt Changes. A nervous lead synth dances around a thundering kick and synth bleeps with minimal and effective percussion, creating a typical Jeroen Search thumper. Within two tracks the EP is already perfectly suited for the opening and peak time of a set.
Quantitative Transitions carries the dancefloor theme further into the EP, with a staggered and delayed stab behind clanging 909 ride cymbals, being pulled in and out with a very human touch. The hypnotic rhythm of the third effort is maintained into the title track Continuum, with a beautiful mess of different synths blending and merging with one another to create a completely encapsulating environment. This is where Search is at his best – simple, driving techno with a unique lead.
From there, Search returns to ambience with the continuously growing and sub-filled Explain Variation 1, closing with distorted and over-saturated noise.
However, whilst one may see this as the end to the EP, Search kicks it up one last notch with his closing effort Continuous or Discrete. A high-energy complete DJ tool, this is one to pick the crowd up at any time of night. With the main stab lead bouncing back and forth around the percussion, Search ensures that this EP closes out with a bang.
Continuum is available on August 28th in both digital and 12″ form via Odd Even Records. Listen to snippets from the EP below via Odd Even’s Soundcloud.