One of EDM's hardest hitters, Jon Gooch, aka Feed Me, aka Spor, just released an LP under the latter moniker. Though it is indeed the lesser known of his two projects, it should be noted that Spor existed for nearly half a decade before Feed Me blasted on to the scene. The past few years have seen a pretty heavy absence of Spor's presence in the music industry, but the Gooch man is making a powerful return to his breakbeat madness with Spor's first full-length album, Caligo.
When asked about his taste in drum and bass in a recent Reddit, Gooch had this to say:
D&B has been around a long time. I'm somewhat split - I see merit and nostalgia in the cultural aspect it represents to me, but in terms of writing music, when it comes to myself, it's just a tempo and a mindset to live in while I work. I can't speak for it or my peers. The genre is just a tag that follows individuals; if multiple people do different interesting work within certain confines, then I guess that benefits the 'genre'.
Spor projects have always been largely drum and bass, and this new album is no different. Among the thirteen-track-album you will find a few songs diverging from 170 bpm range, such as Like Clockwork coming in at the classic 140 dubstep tempo. However, other than that and two down-tempo jams, Caligo delivers 10 tracks of solid DnB.
Being a big drum and bass fan, its hard for us to choose a favorite track off the album. We're gonna make it easier for ourselves and give you a top four, with Like Clockwork definitely being one of them. Though the tempo and sound design give us a feeling of old Feed Me, it's a banging track nonetheless. Gotta respect any artist who is able to keep some sort of defined line between two projects using the same creative medium. Another of our favorites, Blueroom, follows up Like Clockwork on the album. It's minute long intro gives way to a neuro-hop drop that'll knock you on your side. Our last two favorites happen to be the last two tracks on the album, Coconut and The Hole Where Your House Was. If you're a fan of high-energy bass music, then these tracks are for you. In-fact, this whole album is for you.
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It's available as a "pay what you want" Bittorrent bundle. Go download it and bask in the artistic genius that is Jon Gooch
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