YEDM’s lastly managed to bag Eatbrain for a premiere and it couldn’t be a greater launch for such a primary than Nuvertal’s subsequent launch with the neuro imprint, the Reaper EP. Due out this Friday, July 21, this EP appears to have been fated for Eatbrain. A follow-up of kinds to his 2022 Actual Homicide EP, Nuvertal’s type appears completely suited to Eatbrain, being each deep and melodic with simply the appropriate contact of tech. Reaper is considerably of a brand new stage for Nuvertal, and with this premiere, followers will rapidly see why.
In additional methods than simply the label it ended up on, Reaper appears to characterize a end result of the work Nuvertal’s achieved to date. Whereas nonetheless firmly in deep neurofunk territory, this EP appears to take the Russian producer’s sound in a extra emotive and wealthy path that definitely wasn’t misplaced on the Eatbrain A&R staff and received’t be misplaced on followers. From the bounce on opening monitor “Teknocurl,” there’s a sizeable classical affect within the ambient work. Nonetheless heavy on the social gathering vibes (there’s, in spite of everything, no social gathering with out neuro, because the t-shirts say) and whip-smart snares, listeners ought to pay shut consideration to this classical affect, as a result of it’s what actually makes the EP stand out.
The title monitor is much more jumpy and dancey than its predecessor however that is the place the “tekno” “curls” into one thing totally different. A robotic, futuristic model of The Grim Reaper appears to emerge from the music, winding its approach across the dance and amassing souls because the beat distracts them. You understand it’s good when it’s that visceral, and the album artwork definitely helps paint the image of the journey Nuvertal intends to take us on. It’s when the penultimate monitor, “Brazen Rain” begins, with its even tones and lighter really feel after the carnage the “Reaper” has wrought, that we acknowledge the journey and the truth that this EP isn’t simply 4 tracks strung collectively however a narrative: the beginning, life, demise and redemption of the Reaper? maybe, however it could additionally simply characterize any life cycle we’re all consistently in.
Following the life cycle trope as we now should, the closing monitor and YEDM premiere as we speak, “Hope It Already Ended” brings the EP again to the classical hints that have been in “Teknocurl” with its stunning string ensemble opening and break. Whereas nonetheless containing a heavy beat and a great deal of dirty neuro sub bass, glitch work and attention-grabbing phrase transitions, the synth melody and ambient sound design provides that theatrical, emotive feeling even in the course of the raviest elements of the monitor. Mentioned synths appear to synthesize from the strings and all through the monitor they merge with one another, transitioning forwards and backwards so easily and rapidly that one may not even seen it’s taking place till a couple of bars in. It doesn’t matter what the symbolism right here, “Hope It Already Ended” is well probably the most advanced and well-rounded monitor on an EP of already epic tracks.
Whereas not his first EP, on Eatbrain or elsewhere (he’s additionally launched multi-tracks on Program and Neuropunk Records in recent times), Reaper will definitely be a seminal work for Nuvertal. In these 4 tracks, he’s managed to convey not solely the variety of his type however the depth and complexity that may be present in his work in a approach most followers seemingly haven’t heard it earlier than. Eatbrain have been definitely good to signal this EP and whereas it’s going to get numerous play all through competition season this yr, “Hope It Already Ended” and others from this launch will most likely resonate far past the present fast-release tradition.
Reaper drops on Eatbrain on Friday, July 21. Click on here to pre-order.