Flourishing UK producer Samaritan's perpetually downcast interpretation of contemporary electronic music outwardly pertains to an ever expanding backdrop of innovative young producers, UK-wide. However, in spite of his clear stylistic solidarity with the more forward-thinking, boundary-pushing perpetrators of (dare I phrase it?) ghostly dubstep, and the spiritualist utterances of Holy Other, HTDW and more over at Tri Angle Records, Sam Martin (of Norwich) commanded my attention for his impassioned and wholly mindful nuances of elegiac, woven in amongst his mournful, urban sound.
Don’t Try Love possesses a certain colourless quality and a gauzed, glassy-eyed disconnection of mind. Surges of opiatic drone are met by piercing chimes of unsettling and an abrupt climax. The song is divided neatly into two, fluidity seeping across holy plains of sound, anointing such reciprocated purity with a turbid, semi-rhythmical jaunt. Got Time is vividly desolate, with semi-audible outlines of utterances oscillating to and from our senses as entitically compelling forces, claustrophobic and frustrating. In Leading, a turbulent prior journey is rewarded through momentary flashes of illustrious, monarchical golden chards which resolve exhaustively into a focused RnB groove. Dig Work, embellished with scintillating frequencies and careless premonitions, vehemently engorges with sustained drone and resonates beneath a distorted Eastern vocal palette.
This isn’t Samaritan’s first release, either. Also free to download is Part Of The Jurys (Vol. 1), implied part of a further series of similar releases. You can keep your own tabs on his future releases and visual work at his tumblr, twitter and bandcamp.