BALUT010: NDV – Algoriddmic (5/2011)
Algoriddmic is NDV’s third solo EP on Botanika, the follow up to his previous EP, Logariddmic. These two EP’s were conceived around the alchemy of bass-heavy synthesized sounds with Afro and Latin beats; of western scientific formulas with the voodoo of tribal beats. But the results go way beyond any experimental lab-fare.
The drum patterns are heavy, taking their cues from the current threads of UK Funky, House and the various mutations bundled together under Bass music, which are met up with NDV’s far-reaching studio experience, going back to the heydays of Bruk. Mind Over Matters and Night & Day find these modern/ancient rhythms coupled with cut-up feminine samples, while Trimmed is topped off with splashes of tropical marimbas.
Algoriddmic is an EP that avoids easy categorization and gives a unique perspective on today’s sound. Do the math.
Buy this release at the Botanika Shop