The second EP release by Maple Systems Road is here! The direction on production has seen slight changes, e.g. more breakbeat/percussion/glitch style and bassline-oriented tracks. It's definitely a stylistic departure from the When Everything Changes full-length album released last summer. Many different methods of sound manipulation, sampling and synth layering were used in the creation of this EP. It's a short journey but rich in texture and groove! Download the album for FREE for a couple of days!
Sunday, September 6, 2015
The new Maple Systems Road single is 85 BPM but sounds faster at some points, as the track drifts into an Alice In Wonderland type phase then back into downtempo/ambient territory. At 9 mins this is one of the longest MSR tracks but dope to listen to on headphones.
This album has apparently been some years in the making, but it sounds fresh. As the debut Maple Systems Road full-length, it was decided that mostly new but some older material was thrown together to form the different changes found throughout the album in terms of emotion or tempo. Recording gear includes VHS tape, cassette, reel to reel, tascam portastudio, microkorg, kaoss pad, MPC and Cubase as the sequencer, as well as recorded and found sounds.