Artist: High Mobility Weapons Unit
Title: Transverse Velocity EP
Format: 12″ VINYL
Label: High Mobility Weapons Unit
Release Date: 03 September 2015
Distribution: 712 Distribution – Berlin
A1: Transverse Velocity
A2: Wave 102
B1: Cycle 01
B2: Astronomy Tool
High Mobility Weapons Unit sets off from an unknown location on Earth, making its maiden voyage beyond our solar system and towards a distant galaxy. The ‘Transverse Velocity EP’ is the debut release on the self-titled imprint, serving up four original tracks that are heavily influenced by mechanical cycles and deep space concepts.
The A-Side kicks off with the EP’s title track ‘Transverse Velocity’, where an array of eroded satellite bleeps and waves loop together as the analogue low-end pulsates rhythmically below. In ‘Wave 102′ the bleeps are detuned and erratically timed, with a glitchy tape delay unit modulating them throughout the track. The saturated 808 kick drum and processed percussion are given a functional structure, allowing the bleeps to take centre stage. On the B-Side, both ‘Cycle 01′ and ‘Astronomy Tool’ serve as stripped-back percussive DJ tools. ‘Cycle 01′ rolls along with its hollow, muted polyrhythmic stab line, whilst ‘Astronomy Tool’ drives forward with an effective, crystalline synth hit.
Mastered by Black Monolith Studios.
Played and supported by: Marcel Dettmann, Len Faki, DVS1, Ben Sims, Samuli Kemppi, Dj Deep, Norman Nodge, Francois X, Audio Injection/Truncate, Tommy Four Seven, Freddy K, I/Y, Cleric, Abstract Division, Etapp Kyle, Arnaud Le Texier, Eric Cloutier, PVS, Jeroen Search, Wrong Assessment, Coefficient, Raphael Dincsoy, Deepbass, Somewhen, Takaaki Itoh, Juho Kusti, Joachim Spieth, SHDW, Nihad Tule and more.