Matador Announces Vinyl Only Ep ‘cyclone Series 1’ As White Label
Matador debuts his eagerly awaited vinyl-only Cyclone Series with a three-track EP with the first single, ‘Come With Me’ being exclusively previewed on techno proving ground, RA.
The series was informed by the early years of Lynch’s career, as well as the stripped-back setup he used to make music while touring.
“I went on tour and had a week off in Australia,” Lynch told Resident Advisor, “I got an apartment and got some speakers from some friends. I was playing a festival and I wanted new music, and it just came together and flowed. I did five tracks that week. It’s about limiting what I have—a 303, a 909, my computer and other bits and pieces. I want to be able to recreate it in my new live show this year.”
About the Music
‘Come With Me’ builds and disperses, creating an increasing tension while the fast pace and percussive beats keep up the pressure. Hi hats and distorted chords back an offset beat, with rising sirens in the breakdowns. Each build is marked by a sudden pause and a vocal of the title, with complex percussion, twangy notes, rattling beats, and fast sharp riffs.
`Connected’ also goes for a triple whammy of builds, this time with an increasingly echoing cool, deep bass vocal riff behind assertive hi hats, hissing cymbals and clapping beats, taking off in a superfast joyride of percussion and pizzicato.
In ‘Fidgit’ a loose elasticated bass backs a metronome ticking beat before the full percussion blasts in, to take us on a switchback journey of sharp, low reverberating bass riffs, the breakdowns bringing high melodic tunes, morse-like notes, and imperious builds to further heights.
With a whole new live show in development, and his first ambient album imminent, together with his RUKUS imprint keeping the talent flowing, this year sees Matador embrace each new avenue of creativity.
A Side: Matador – Come With Me
B 1 Side: Matador – Connected
B 2 Side: Matador – Fidgit