A new release on Om Unit’s phenomenal Cosmic Bridge label is due for release on 12″ and download 14th December 2014.
A1 – Posthuman
A2 – Falling Inward
B1 – Broken Legs
B2 – Sever The Heart
There’s a new artist on the roster to mark the tenth release, Chicago born/Boston dwelling Jason Taylor aka Graphs. I can’t find an online stream of the EP just yet so check his past sounds here:
Om Unit expands:
“I found Jason through listening to his Ground Mass material. Graphs to me has this very focused approach, quite singular and monotonal and definitely in a sense quite bleak and minimalistic. With “Posthuman” he draws on that robotic notion of the “severed heart”. He touches on the Grime and Footwork styles but maintaining this sense of originality and putting it across in his own way, something which I admire in any artist.”
“The ‘theme’ of the album is the dilemma whereby technology allows us to be more than we are, but we often use that power for shallow things. I grew up on drum and bass, and a lot of that music is infused with utopian/dystopian vision. Particularly in names, either very positive or very dark and sinister. My concept here is: what if it was neither?
What if it was sort of empty, as if it went on without us or without our intervention? Like how Limbo is in the movie Inception: an empty, crumbling heaven. Posthuman/posthumanism is typically a term that describes a utopian view of what comes next for humanity after some technological singularity, described by thinkers like Ray Kurzweil. So I thought it would be somewhat interesting to consider “what if it was nothing?” or “what if the future didn’t need us?”.
Check the Cosmic Bridge back catalogue here, including the recent compilation Cosmology.