Mako – Back to the Source EP (Dispatch Recordings)
Posted by Adam on 29th July 2014
Aptly entitled the “Back To The Source EP”, Mako explores vast atmospheric soundscapes, a careful selection of raw, authentic samples and an immaculate programming of amen breaks.
Stating the depth of his intention right from the start, “We Could Help Each Other” opens the EP with a wash of melody as Mako is joined on the controls by fellow collaborator Villem. On “Planet Physical” we see a much darker direction, strictly for the heads; a gnarly, twisted drum workout that’s rugged in every sense of the word.
Up next “Do You Know What I’m Saying” builds up suspenseful intent, before leading into a shower of tightly chopped and intricate breaks. “There’s Nothing We Can’t Be” completes this release as a digital only bonus track, offering a mellower groove by comparison to the rest of the EP. With this EP Mako finely encompasses a full circle of sound exploration at 170bpm upwards.