Symmetry Records – Break – Music is Better / Hydro, Villem, Mako, Fields – Celestine [Review]


Symmetry Recordings releases SYMM009 with a strong pair of tracks, namely; ‘Break – Music Is Better’ and ‘Fields, Hydro, Mako & Villem – Celestine’.

‘Break – Music Is Better’ starts off with a magic progression of keys, strings and guitars. The electric bass guitar slides in with beauty as the half time beat accentuates the groove with a tight rim shot. A sneaky sample makes an appearance on the vocals, boosting what is an already deep and soulful intro.

Incredible music blessing the ears as the DNB beat kicks in, just amazing really, as the breakdown approaches and the builds rise a nasty bass drop hits with a vengeance. Massive stuff! Break has done it again, bringing the amazing worlds of Neuro and Soul together like only he can! His bass tones in this one are particularly full and the general mix is absolutely spotless and organic! Dance-floor smasher alert!! There are a bunch of really great touches in the form of effects risers, time-stretched and reversed vocals, the details in this song are just pure madness!

Proving his status as one of the finest producers in the business, an absolute scientist of sound and one who gets music and understands soul, which can be rare when you reach this level of production genius.

‘Fields, Hydro, Mako & Villem – Celestine’ opens with atmospheric drones, pads and a lovely Rhodes sample, setting up the groove with just a kick drum and hi-hat pattern reminiscent of early 70’s funk, its no surprise the song is titled Celestine as the atmosphere is very celestial.

Deep bass stabs tease as the full beat drops, giving the impression we are in for a bit of a stonker yet the calming pads persist through a very introspective intro. The synth layers smoothly pulse through the background. Using the aux send to a reverb on the snare with genius effect as a riser the song builds slowly as I imagine a dark smoke filled dance-floor, amazing sound design! The dirty bass drops as we are treated to a roller of note! Super groovy rhythm and some really funky stabs, top class production work, I really love the Rhodes samples, they remind me of early Bukem work, very nostalgic, they use them just enough to coat this moody beast of a number creating a lovely aura.

The calming breakdown is disturbed (in a good way) by a super interesting bass riser as it drops again for another round, genius work! Top marks for this track, its bound to see some booty shaking in the dance!


Release Date: Aug 5th


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