The Meaning

A 7 track rave ep (34m 35s) — released February 23rd 2015 on Infinite Machine

After an action-packed 2014, Montreal-based vinyl label Infinite Machine are raising the stakes and pushing right through the New Year with the debut ofRights, the new collaborative effort between Sepalcure's Braille and Infinite Machine mainstay Seafloor.

A functional soundtrack for the late winter nights in the city, the Brooklyn-based duo mange to encapsulate the night's adventurous lure with dynamic House that weaves touching soundscapes over intrepid Bass exercises. The 6-track collection of originals is graceful as it is invigorating, going deep when appropriate, teasing when necessary and breaking after being naughty.

Setting the tone, Cold In The B is a frosted dance between chopped pop vocal harmonies and driving bass weight, echoing the early days of Jack Dixon, XXXY & Disclosure. Heartbeat is that red light in the cold darkness, tempting you with warmth. Digging low but not daring to play it cheap, it rolls with the punches and bumps in the night. I Believe carries on the deep, tech-bass infrastructure set by Heartbeat before letting the smooth pads build and burst with the catchy, defining chords that propel the track forward. On The Phone picks up where Cold In The B left off, coalescing cold, eyes-down tones with bouncing bass stabs and loose synths.

Blending all the styles established in the release, Can't Forget & Understand The Meaning are two parts to one, longer piece. The former blends Bass House & Garage with RnB diva inflections to create a driving, understated club track. The latter multiplies the releases' collective #feels in to a downtempo, half-time score for the brisk sunrise. But, as the sun continues to rise, we're greeted with the eternal summer vibe of Astro Nautico's Photay as he twists Can't Forgot into a quirky, playful closer.

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