In his debut EP, Montreal producer Somatic presents four contemplative grooves that shift between chillout, breakbeat, and house.
The self-titled EP is an exploration of rhythm and atmosphere, starting at a cool 110 BPM with the chillout reflections of “Deep Sauce” and making its way toward the more frenetic jungle of “Solar.”
The EP’s second track “Unconscious Incompetence” provides a sonic middle ground. While most tracks on the EP are based around busy breakbeats and warm pads, “Unconscious Incompetence” takes a more bare-bones approach. Anchored by a chunky kick and sub bass pattern, it guides listeners along with rolling percussion, vocal samples, and a distant, crackling chord.
Although this is Somatic’s first official release, music has kept him busy for the past decade, working with audio software companies to produce educational material and sample packs while honing his own craft, demonstrated through the occasional Soundcloud offering and live performance.