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Call of the Whipbird


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Whipbird Dub 06:28
Aximal 05:44


SUBSET’s new EP "Call of the Whipbird" builds on his previous fusions of electronica and live instrumentation to great effect.

The enchanting opener "Whipbird Dub" features an Australian Eastern Whipbird recorded in misty parkland in Maleny, Queensland, and gave rise to the EP’s title. It is followed by the oft psychedelic "Journey to Tayrona", which relies heavily on live guitar and bass.

The atmospheric "Aximal" was the first track completed for the release, and its interplay of effected and mangled synth lines creates a spacious and syrupy vibe, like dancing in a cave full of bubble tea.

Originally started in May 2021, the aptly named "Off the Deep End" was a late discovery in a trove of incomplete tracks, and was the last tune completed for the EP. Finally, "Step Function" sees a return to a more straight-forward dub techno feel with flicks and flecks of warped and effected synths creating texture atop a driving kick drum and bassline.

Marking a break from SUBSET’s usual photograph-based artwork, the cover was generated by directing a machine-learning algorithm to hint at the illusive nature of the Eastern Whipbird.


released January 13, 2023

Released by Dubmission Records
PO Box 14988, London, SW6 2WL, UK


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