Exclusive Release: Forekast – Abduction Theories
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I never thought I would say this, but I think Forekast just turned me into a drum and bass fan!
As you know, we’ve been doing a lot of work with Forekast lately. Our entire team believes that he is one of the most talented up-and-coming producers out there. While other artists tend to fall into a segment of EDM, Forekast continuously reinvents himself, always exploring that which he has no experience in. We’ve seen him tackle remixes, we’ve heard him produce some of the best progressive house in the game next to Deadmau5, and he’s dropped some absolutely face melting dubstep. But if that wasn’t enough, now he comes charging at us with an exploration into drum & bass.
Abduction Theories is simply an unbelievable display of production skill. Forekast was meticulous down to the smallest details. Yea, I know, crazy for a guy who literally releases songs faster than I can write about them. At the end of the day, I think it’s really this attention to detail that makes this release so amazing. Little effects, vocal clips, and layered sounds allow these tracks to be incredibly dimensional. So let’s do a quick rundown.
“Brainstorm” is the slowest track of the bunch, but also one of the most interesting. Metallic hammering, eerie vocals, and wild wobbles make this song something really unique. The mid-song break is just freaking amazing, and builds up so much tension. It transports you into a fiery, dark forgery where strange creatures are smithing swords. I also have to mention that I thought the fire sound effects were such a cool touch. –Yes, I know I go a little far with my story telling sometimes…
Moving on, “Departure” has you back above ground, and on the run from the cops. Alright, well that’s at least what I am picturing. This is drum and bass at it’s absolute finest, well actually it’s even better. Forekast clearly applied a lot of his dubstep knowledge throughout this entire EP, but it is particularly evident in this track. The bass-wobble manipulation in this song is unbelievable, it must have taken forever to do all of those automations.
“Mechanical Decay” has one of the best drum arrangements on the EP. I love the occasional dubstep-esque breakdowns that occur throughout the track. I think the ability to seamlessly change a songs pace on the dime, and without notice is a really tough skill to master. Forekast hasn’t just mastered this process, but he has it on complete lock.
“Scrape and Destroy” is most likely my favorite track on Abduction Theories. The detail found within this song is absolutely astonishing. I’m telling you, it’s the little things that bring a song together. Sounds like little woodblock hits, reverbs, and pads may seem so insignificant, but they actually provide a song with a setting. This one totally makes me feel like I am lost in a dark cave, desperately trying to find my way out. Love it.
“Shadow People” is one of the EP’s bigger sounding songs. Most notable in this song is the f’in awesome breakdown at 4:27. I love how he starts bringing in the faster paced high-hats before the slower part has even finished. Somehow he is able to mesh the two together; Skillz!
Lastly, we have “The Arrival,” a song that seems to tell the story of an alien invasion. I think it was this track that made me realize how much depth there really is in drum and bass. If you don’t listen deep, you could easily think that a song like this was just looping the same drum beat over-and-over again. However, when you actually give this genre a close listen, drum and bass really tells a story. Changes in pace, small effects, pattern shifts, and etc all help to build a plot line.
Look, I can’t say that I’m going to become the biggest drum and bass fan in the world. However, I absolutely love Abduction Theories, and I’m so happy that Forekast helped open my eyes to a genre I had greatly overlooked. Working with him has been an absolute pleasure, and we’re really thankful that he allowed us to exclusively release this EP to you ahead of it’s original release date.
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*These songs are all available for download on our SoundCloud page!