One rising producer to come out of Gramatik‘s artist label, Lowtemp, lately is Common Creation. For fans keen into the interworkings of the imprint, they’re excitement meets an all-time high as Common Creations reveals a psychedelic bass EP, Manufactured Moments. Featuring JT Ward on the drums, the EP aims to recreate the live instrumentation and emotional evocation of a jam band over the course of four brand new singles.
A standout on the EP is the third track, “Candlelight,” in which Common Creation delves into a slow-building exploration of experimental dubstep, funk, electro-soul, and organic instrumentation. Complex soundscapes are built out of samples, rich synth, heavy drops, vocal chops, and traditional instrumentation such as guitar and drum kit. These elements are a common thread throughout the entire project.
From the melodic and hypnotizing stunner “Late Night Summer,” to the fluid glitch-hop number, “Conflicted Computer,” Common Creation sets out on the EP with a mission of bridging the gap between “the late-60’s era of protest rock and modern-day festival culture.” The artists says the following on the historical link:
“One of the main inspirations I had when creating it was the parallels I see between the late 60’s era of protest rock and modern-day festival culture — people coming together over music and peace in spite of a volatile political climate. With that in mind, I ended up with four tracks that I felt perfectly captured the vibe of a counter-culture era psych-rock concert reimagined in the context of a modern dubstep performance.”
Listen to Manufactured Moments below.