Spartak return with this concise collection of forward thinking minimal electronics.
Influenced by Kompakt, the LA beat scene, Shackleton, Hood and noisy synth based dance music the trio apply these influences into their music. The EP also sees them analysing their individual roles within the group, ultimately deciding what serves the song best and not limiting themselves to their previous roles and instruments.
Five Points is the culmination of these efforts, yielding the groups most immediate and accessible work to date. The EP represents a huge leap forward in both song writing and production, as well as a new found confidence in the vocals of both Ahmad and Dorrian. Vocal duties are shared equally between the two with Ahmad's softly sung melodies complimented by Dorrian's richly brazen baritone.
From the metallic pulse of opening track 'On Conditions', to the irrepressible groove of 'Catch/Control', to the cold desolate rhythms of 'Locked in Three'; Five Points moves with undeniable clarity and cohesion. A bold, unique statement from a group at the top of their game.
released April 7, 2014
Spartak is Shoeb Ahmad, Evan Dorrian and Matt Lustri
sh-101 on tracks 1 & 5 by Raus
Backing vocals on track 1 by Hannah Peel
Artwork and design by Andrew McAlpine