- LIVITY 033
Livity Sound continues to be one of the most innovative labels of its era with another essential release, this time in the form of a debut long player from Forest Drive West.
This extended double 12", Apparitions is a fascinating further development of the producer's intricate fusions of techno, dub and jungle. The acclaimed UK artist has released two EPs (Jinx/Scanners, LIVITY 022EP, 2017 and Static/Escape, LIVITY 028EP, 2017) on the label before now, as well as on its sister label dnuoS ytiviL and the likes of Hidden Hawaii, Appian Sound, and London drum-n-bass outlet Rupture. Little is known about the London-based producer, but in just a couple of years he has established his own unique blend of complex rhythms and tactile sound design, distilling a rich history of UK musical influences into fresh new forms. This record continues in that tradition with a mix of sparse rhythm tracks that contrast heavyweight drum programming with rich and deft sound design. From menacing and mysterious, to cinematic and hypnotic, it makes for a compelling and immersive experience; Apparitions is a landmark release for one of the UK's most exciting new producers.