IMSL1 - ill Life - Ever Decreasing Circles

by ill Life

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Infinite Machine presents the first single of a series of singles releases:

IMSL1 - ill Life - Ever Decreasing Circles (with Liar remix of ill Life's track "GO")

This is the first track of a 4 track EP coming out on vinyl sometime in 2013.

Including remixes by Liаr, Metrist/, Borealis / Jesse Somfay

Cambridge resident Samuel Emerson Iliffe, aka ill Life, is driven by a penchant for warping things. Akin to warping his sonorous surname into the "ill Life" moniker, he warps formely innocuous techno fare into a clangorous, concussive march of living, breathing percussion. Samuel's sonics seemingly owe a considerable amount to recent innovations from the likes of Blawan or Perc Trax alumni, however his only fault is taking part in the phenomenon of "synchronous innovation". Before Karenn coalesced, before Clouds' newest offerings started being rinsed, ill Life had long since moulded his sound. It is Infinite Machine's infinite regret to have discovered him so belatedly. But there's no use crying over spilled trax. ill Life's early 2013 wax debut will see him joined by the likes of Metrist, Borealis and Liar in setting the record straight. Until then, we are setting the stage via two excerpts of the most bombastic variety.

"Ever Decreasing Circles" blasts off right away, employing burrowing sounds, and disgruntled mechanical noise that is ostensibly trying to shrug off the tyranny of the relentless 4/4 pulse, but never quite manages. There is conflict at the core of this track, and by the time the subtle tension of metallic dub stabs sets in, and immersive quality of the pitched-down, k-hole vox ruminations takes hold, the listener is smack dab in the middle of it. Staying true to its name, the track constricts further and further, until the ceaseless burrowing nearly instills a body high. One for lovemaking.

Musical polymath Liar yet again steps in to supply the shameless banger, crafting a cohseive whole from aquatic, Drexciyan electro, an almost comical take on acid, mindless cathartic drumming and very nearly illegal sound design. "I know you're different, cause I'm really normal", it insists, with no small amount of irony. A nod to all all things warehouse, this "resex" bridges the gap between 90's nostalgia and the forward-thinking histrionics of the yet-classified original mix. One for hatefucking.

Artwork by: Borealis / Jesse Somfay
Mastered by: Liаr

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released December 24, 2012

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