Narratives Music proudly present the debut EP of the artist Rhyming in Fives. The ‘Hindsight’ EP sees a well respected producer embark on a new journey under a new alias, with an intention to breach the boundaries of Drum and Bass and the 170bpm template.
Fusing drift space ambience, glassy synths and retro drum machines with gritty warm bass grooves, Rhyming in Fives has gathered sensibilities from the austere 80s pop of Depeche Mode and Gary Numan, the soundscapes of Cliff Martinez and Vangelis, and transcended to something altogether more futuristic.
This highly anticipated release has already caught the imagination of DJ’s across the genres with huge names such as Paul Woolford, Om Unit, Com Truise and Zomby working it into their multi tempo sets while still finding its way into the record bags of Drum and Bass’ hottest players such as Doc Scott, Jubei.and BBC Radio’s Friction.
Lead track ‘Hindsight’ glistens with the trademark Narratives sound of emotion and contrast. Melancholic calling synths build over pumping kick drums and beckon the classic bass to grow and soar to an euphoric drop of arpeggiators and driving percussion. The ability to draw the listener completely in to its immersive groove and simplicity, only feigns the depth of this beautiful track, a depth which reveals more with each listen.
Turning many heads has been the track ‘With You’. Instantly recognisable, it builds on the same retro influences as the flip but is injected with the vocals of Hana. Bubbling basses, beautiful keys and a song like structure make this a golden addition to the Narratives catalogue; one that evokes the summer decadence of Kavinsky’s ‘Drive’ movie soundtrack.
The last track on the EP, ‘All’s Well’ takes the Rhyming in Fives sound to a much more brooding and meditative place. Cavernous bass, reverbs and FX lead this wave of haunting ambience to create a heartwrenching close to this debut EP. Sentimental, emotional and relentlessly engaging, ‘All’s Well’ refuses to let the listener do anything but be drawn in.
Only furthering Narratives reputation for releasing music of bold quality and longevity, this EP embraces experimentation and genre shifting sounds whilst having relentlessly moved dancefloors and festivals over the summer months.
DJ Support includes : Friction, Paul Woolford, Doc Scott, Om Unit, Kuedo, Com Truise, ZombyFREE MP3s of Hindsight EP by Rhyming in Fives when you buy the Vinyl
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Release date: 07/10/2013
Format: 12" Vinyl
Catalogue number: NARRATIVES006