Artist: High Mobility Weapons Unit
Title: Counter Rockets
Format: 12” VINYL
Label: High Mobility Weapons Unit
Release Date: 16 March 2016
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin
A1: Counter Rockets
A2: Abandoned Insterstellar Tomb
B1: Deep Sea Deposit
B2: Excavation Site
High Mobility Weapons Unit continues its exploration, entering an unknown solar system and landing on a desolate mining planet. The ‘Counter Rockets EP’ is the second release on the imprint, drawing influences from heavier, lo-fi territories, whilst still maintaining HMWU’s characteristic space techno sound.
The A-Side starts off with the title track, ‘Counter Rockets’, which is a DJ tool that combines functional bleeps with machine processed percussion. A2 serves up ‘Abandoned Interstellar Tomb’, a fusion of atmospheric deep space bass and jacking drum patterns. On the B-Side, ‘Deep Sea Deposit’ kicks things off with a poly-woven synth line that contorts and shifts throughout the track. Finally, ‘Excavation Site’ rolls along with its muted melodies and haunting FX, all built above a floor of sub-bass.
Mastered by Steve @ Black Monolith Studios.
Played and supported by: Len Faki, Ben Sims, Marcel Dettmann, Developer, Francois X, Electric Indigo, Audio Injection/Truncate, Eric Cloutier, Rebekah, Benjamin Damage, Norman Nodge, Freddy K, Pfirter, I/Y, Etapp Kyle, Hector Oaks, Cleric, PVS, Matthew Dear, Kyle Geiger, Abstract Division, Xhin, Ian Void, Truss, Alex. Do, Unbalance, Israel Vines, Vincent Neumann, Thomas Hessler, Raiz, Mary Velo, Arnaud Le Texier, Philippe Petit, Andrea Belluzzi and more.