Abstract Man mark the beginning of the new On the 5th Day imprint with a four-track EP, titled Curiosity. The final outputs of a year-long creative journey in the studio with a focus on analogue sound, Curiosity represents a chapter of exploration into sound design and manipulation, and the unity and evolution of two separate musical identities through the collaborative process.
Beginning with title track Curiosity, the effort portrays the first stages of the pair’s shared inspiration for driving, hypnotic techno. Mesmerizingly linear and highly textured, the components forming Curiosity’s foundations each command their own space, spearately evolving with clear purpose, whilst interacting in a compelling, ritualistic dance to lock in the listener.
The subsequent Mike Parker remix of the track is another striking portrayal of his distinguishable sound and style, whilst maturing and developing to present something surprising and perhaps unexpected from the techno veteran, making this a must for collectors of his work.
Following this is Proposition, which explores the powerful possibilities of simplicitiy and epitomises the ‘less is more’ mantra which fueled much of the first part of Abstract Man’s time in the studio. The joining of its elements creates a dark, seductive, and unwavering tension, making it the ultimate tester for any venue’s sound system.
Finally, Exploration steps in with an uplifting vigour and propulsive, rhythmic magnetism, rounding off the EP fittingly with strong feelings of euphoria and freedom, leaving a sense of readiness for the next instalment from the artists as well as the label.
Curiosity is out now in digital and 12″ formats. Listen to snippets from the EP below.