IDLE006 – Szare – Voyla / Action Five

It's been a long while since I've been as excited by a record as this one. Szare furthers his work on Horizontal Ground with this excellent release on Idle Hands. His previous work on HG walked the fine line between house and techno, while the A side of this release 'Voyla' ditches the map altogether and sets off into a world of its own. Creating a unique piece of broken house that defies easy classification, it's out there in a league of its own. The track samples a record that was crucial to the development of the 'bass music scene' (or whatever current buzz words you want to use) and reverently places it deep within a complex drum arrangement propelled by subbed out kick drums. As the track progresses the drums switch up and the organ melody snakes between the percussion and rises fleetingly to the surface, only to get buried again by some of those extra snares that we're so fond of. The flip, 'Action Five', is a sleek minimal techno affair  with a distinctly UK spin put on it. Delicate brush work and subtle filtering keep things rolling along while another carefully selected sample drops in and out. Sounds like a submarine descending leagues below ready to strikeŠ The samples used here could have gone dreadfully wrong but Szare pulls it off with ease. Like Charles Mingus said, ³Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.² This right here is a future classic. Alex Digard.
Szare 'Volya' (Idle Hands) by punchdrunkmusicdotcom