Donut Theory EP
Label: Elements (RBK) Cat: RBK004
Label: Elements (RBK)
Release date: 12/12/2019
Something of a mystery, Storb may be elusive but his driving music speaks volumes. The industrial techno producer has released on labels like Diffuse Reality and Emetic, but now he is invited to join Birmingham’s pivotal techno tastemaker Rebekah’s imprint accompanied by a remix from the esteemed artist herself, not to mention Serbian techno purveyor and live performer Scalameriya who’s recently released on THEM and Genesa Records.
Taking a haunted and brutal route from the off, ‘The Donut Theory’ is built on contorted synths and sewed pads that together generate a twisting and turning aural experience, followed by ‘Gasp’ which thunders forward using hyperdrive drums, frazzled effects, overdriven machine sounds and caustic textures.
On the flip, Scalameriya remixes ‘The Donut Theory’ incorporating hammering broken beats, urgent alarm samples, industrial components and fizzing stabs. Tying it all together, Elements boss Rebekah reinterprets ‘Gasp’ by stripping things back to focus on colossal kicks and firing sirens that permeate a relentless groove to generate a pure warehouse inclined energy.