|1.||"Scene 1" (5:41)|
|2.||"Scene 2" (4:36)|
|1.||"Scene 3" (5:06)|
|2.||"Scene 4" (4:33)|
Following his early appearance on Samurai's Horo series, Berlin-based mysterion Theme lays down his first full-flavoured four-tracker that's arranged as a series of scenes to create a wider narrative. "Scene 1" sets the foundations with surprisingly classic drum & bass dynamics for Samurai. Pacey, kick-focussed and full of latent energy (thanks to the wall-of-sound synths), it's designed for large systems that Theme is probably more used to under his techno alias. "Scene 2" takes us deeper into the story with a swampy, slo-mo 4/4s providing a backbone to more oceanic synth leads. "Scene 3" is the montage of Theme's movie, gradually gaining momentum by way of more tidal pads, it's the moment when the chips are down and the fight is on. Finally we hit an emotional finale as "Scene 4" brings us to a deep, dubby climax. Closure? You're not going to get it on this series... But that's what keeps us tuned to Samurai anyway.
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