Conceived of while trapped in a tiny cabin in the heart of Iceland, Australian producer Galtier‘s Atmospheric Reconstructs series is aimed at reconstituting abstract, blizzard-like (inducing?) tracks for the club. Volume one, as well as the concept behind the series which Galtier hopes to continue, was inspired by the work of Hessle Audio artist’s Pearson Sound and Bruce, particularly dire, machinic tunes like the former’s “Gristle” and the latter’s “Trip”. Considering how cacophonous the percussive side of club music has become in recent years, it comes as no surprise that a project like this could come out of fierce weather in a remote location and Galtier’s reworks, while flexed out into slightly more linear club form, retain the pressurized emotion of Pearson Sound and Bruce’s originals. Grab Bruce’s “Trip” from HES027 here and Pearson Sound’s self-titled LP here. And be sure to check out the rest of Galtier’s catalogue including releases on Apothecary Compositions and Files Rec., as well as a number of excellent remixes, bootlegs and compilation tracks.
It’s been quite some time since David Kennedy abandoned dubstep and the London-based musician has been producing increasingly house-oriented music, under both his Pearson Sound and Ramadanman pseudonyms, ever since. On May 13, Kennedy will release PEARS24, a self-released white label that should see him continue to explore sparse, hard-hitting unremitting dancefloor madness. It’s difficult to put a Pearson Sound record into context with short previews like this, but this is the type of preview we just can’t pass up. The B1 track especially, “Figment”, is tantalizing as it’s about as far from the Kennedy’s previous output as one can expect. At the end of the preview, it hints at morphing into something more upbeat, but then it ends. Tantalizing to say the least. Stream previews below and look out for more release info in the near future.