23 Oct Deep Dark & Dangerous – Khiva – In the Quiet
Forging some of her most intricate and electrically charged work to date, Khiva makes a heavy mark with her debut EP ‘In the Quiet’ on Deep Dark and Dangerous. Playing mediator between shockingly raw themes and contrasting softness, each track shows the burgeoning producer’s propensity toward each side of the spectrum, finding a unique and ardent sound that speaks in impassioned waves.
TRACKLIST – Release: 25.10.17
3. BACK TO DARKNESS
5. IN THE QUIET
6. IN THE QUIET (TRUTH REMIX)
Introducing itself and the release as a whole ‘Happiness’ begs our inner focus through enigmatic vocal and track progression, harnessing space and rolling bassline to bring us back to an eminent centre.
Sounding resonant calls in a lead up to a sub-busting stomp and militant vocal line, ‘Complete’ offers a warning call, curating a dark and cautioning persona backed by drastic and unrelenting percussion.
Proceeding in ascendant fashion, ‘Back to Darkness’ channels the calm before the storm, sweeping from delicate beginning and swiftly dragging us to into an undulant low end whirlpool.
Amply supplied with a similarly militaristic flavour and boasting a thunderous drop, ‘Pure’ strips away the fat and leaves us with the unfiltered lamentations of a battle under way, if only in the mind of the subject.
Answering sweetly in a conclusive narrative that joins each track’s fluctuating atmosphere into a palpable and wistful story, the EP’s title track ‘In the Quiet’ bows from soaring vocal to into dismally trudging bassline, carried by bright stabs and choral arteries.
Bestowing their distinctly heavy and ominous textures, Truth injects an eerie and aggressive power into a galvanized beast of a remix, constructing a forceful piece that complements the original’s outcry harmoniously.
You can pre-order the “In The Quiet” EP here: www.beatport.com/release/in-the-quiet/2130759
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