London based Setrus is the latest newcomer to the Bass Agenda Presents series of EPs - a series designed to reveal new talent, debuts of new projects by existing artists, and to remind you that the underground you read about has a deeper underground layer of its own too.
Setrus makes his debut with 'Cellex Lobe', four tracks of well crafted Electro that mainly follow the dark, cold, machine music line in the genre's family tree. The EP brings twisted synth lines, tight mechanical rhythms, glitchy moments, and a healthy dose of atmospheric soup - in which all these components float.
The fourth track 'Bi Xor' takes the same elements but adds incredible evocative tones - proving the soul of a machine can be found with the right tools. This last track in particular prompts an emotional response, and it is appropriate that it does so, as this music, and Setrus' passion for music, is in large part down to the work of the late Nacho Martin, an amazing individual who set up the Electric Sweat nights with Joe Hart (Body Hammer) in warehouses around South East London. The night is now run by Controlled Weirdness and is still going strong.
This EP is dedicated to the memory of Nacho - may he rest in peace.
released October 18, 2019
Artwork by 4th Genome
Mastered by Vadz
(c) Bass Agenda Recordings 2019 All Rights Reserved
Some of phil's best early work before he out done himself before hooking up with London Modular Alliance. A true artist to is form and happy to have worked with him in the pass. Cheers and thx for the Repress of this fine EP ...EZ...Mekka JMEKKA
Game-changing, textured designer electronics masterwork fusing seamlessly a biocentric vision with xenodynamic soundscapes; alien field recordings broadcasted via human sensorial experience. Newborn spectral existence intercepted at the gateway between flesh and spirit: outro-dimensional nosferatus, ever watchful and present, rising from psychosomatic depths to haunt and suck our synapses. Stéfan Németh