ATLiens Return to Bassrush Records With new intergalactic single, ‘Obsidian Vortex’
Strange things seem to follow ATLiens wherever they go. The chrome-faced duo has been linked to some of the weirdest and most forward-facing bass music on planet earth. They’ve built a name around probing elements of trap, dubstep, and space-faring sounds, all of which are funneled into an output that is so inexplicably foreign that it almost needs to become declassified. The extraterrestrial production pair are now flying into the Bassrush Records orbit once again, as they make their highly anticipated return to the label with their new single “Obsidian Vortex.”
On their next close encounter with the Bassrush crew, they are dabbling with the supernatural. “Obsidian Vortex” is an alchemic construction with enough wonk to rip a hole into the shadow realm. Guttural vocal chops creep in with a cinematic quality, as reverberating horns and crackling static samples start to stir up widespread panic. A nerve-racking crescendo makes the suspense reach a level that verges on unsettling until the cut descends into a deep, wub-riddled whirlwind composed of swinging dubstep rhythms, cavernous bass, choppy vox, distorted low-end, and predator-like synth work feeding into their trademark alien sound.
It has been nearly three years since the last ATLiens sighting on the Bassrush imprint. In 2019, the extraterrestrial twosome took us aboard their mothership to explore the desolate, brain-flying frequencies filling out their seven-track Ghost Planet EP. The package played out like a spine-tingling tour through the eerie, otherworldly soundscapes from their solar system. From the haunting vocal cut “Fading Out,” featuring Sara Skinner, to the more sinister bits such as “Tantra” and “Shelter,” it was a mind-melting experience that left heads waiting for the next invasion. And the founders of the Space Cult did not disappoint with their second infiltration.
ATLiens – Obsidian Vortex
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