Back in action after a two year hiatus is filtered deep/disco connoisseur Norm de Plume (soundcloud/facebook). Moreover, the comeback is a solo return for his label, Plumage, after two collab EPs with the likes of Paxton Fettel and Ben La Desh. New Flows is a two tracker employing the very style that made Norm and labels like Delusions of Grandeur their name to begin with; warped and slowed deep disco tunes that mix clever samples and heady hardware work.
While the folks at Data Transmission premiered the A1 – a filtered, slow burner hosting a collage of disco boogie references in “New Flows”, we’ll be debuting the B-side cut, “Another Flow”.[soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/boltingbits/norm-de-plume-another-flow”/]
The joint commences in classic Detroit-influenced vibe, looping a processed vocal sample over drum machines and moody synth work. The track builds on this dark energy for a couple minutes before modifying and layering the progression. Raw hi-hats open up the pace of the song, while the chords get a bit more expansive. “New Flows” evokes memories of jams from days past such as Ben La Desh’s “Stop That Groove Girl” in its aesthetic. It’s a sweet continuation of a sound that has fallen slightly out of prevalence, much to our chagrin. Pre-order on : http://bit.ly/2xMhOI6