[HD054] Josiah Fontenot – Unseen Forces

  1. Unseen Forces
  2. Unseen Forces (Signal Deluxe Mix)
  3. New Paranoia
  4. Distant Alley
  5. Distant Alley (Jack Dover Mix)

Available Now From Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/unseen-forces/2372332
Traxsource: https://www.traxsource.com/track/5613188/unseen-forces-original-mix
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/unseen-forces/1432718122
and Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0JszaL8321N6BTiJfAHH87

Label staple Josiah Fontenot (El Natured, JB Fontenot) has aknack for creating wide reaching projects that display a precision for thefoundational aspects of dance music with a propensity for boundarypushing.  Recently Josiah has been busywith projects on imprints like Denied Music, Colour and Pitch, and WhiskeyPickle.  His productions have the city ofHouston, TX clambering to find out more about this talented, yet oftenmysterious artist.  On remix duties areMexican-born, German residents Signal Deluxe who bring a seasoned tenure to theproject along with multi-faceted Dallas, TX artist Wanza Dover (Blixaboy, BlackDots, and Jack Dover).  Wanz features hisrough and rumble alias Jack Dover to give listeners a comprehensive variety.

Unseen forces starts with dulcet chimes and disorienting FX.  Growing steadily synthesizer elements begin to collide with dusty drum machine patterns.  Acid-tinged this original progresses into abject calamity, with distorted acid lines and circuit bent squeals.  Signal Deluxe muddies the waters keeping subtlety at the forefront.  Their remix widens the sonic landscape and play tricks in the ears of the listener, instilling a bit of confused delight amid a playful mixture of elements. 

New Paranoia rattles your nerves with expertly executed musical framing.  Wrought with tension and growing in complexity this tune introduces a fever to the dancefloor that can only be followed with more well-tempered weirdness.

Picking up the pace Distant Alley sits squarely between a techno banger and an electro spectacle.  Synthesizer placement and construction are remnant of early electro recordings, but the drum progression is all techno.  As with the rest of the project a hint of acid permeates each project giving the desired fluidity that only a TB303 can provide.  Jack Dover brings a more Detroit discipline to the project with big drums, looped-crescendos, and playful percussion.

This fall the HD camp is falling for the weirdness with upcoming features that continue to challenge ears and excite the senses.