Umba - Ferment

by Sequel One Records

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Umba is a producer from Torun with "FERMENT" EP as his first release on Sequel One. When in 2011 his first productions saw the daylight, his fascination in raw techno sounds represented by the likes of Boddika, Swamp81 or Nonplus was clearly visible. Since then Umba stays loyal to his early inspirations: distinct techno and rough Roland sound.

From the very first sounds of "FERMENT" one can hear the concept of the EP, which is clearly set on acid tones of Roland TB-303 and makes a starting point for all the other tracks. Individual pieces show various methods of implementing this idea (and the instrument) and each brings different stylistics. "Buttermilk" is a reference to Plastikman and his "Sheet One" album, minimal dominates in "Dill Pickles", "Blue Cheese" brings dub depth enriched with synthesizers and rave samples, while "Fuet" introduces broken rhythms and industrial incrustations.

"FERMENT" is a well-considered project. The productions display wide tonal possibilities of Roland TB-303, which is still eagerly used by new generations of producers. Umba, in his own way, tries to create connection between futurism and the past, giving life to what’s bygone but in a new configuration.

MASTER: Lukasz Szyda
COVER: Michal Lewicki

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released December 6, 2014

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