Task Horizon the super nova of Drum & Bass
I must say that I have been a fan of Task Horizon for over a decade now. They have stayed true to their sound and their evolution as of late is astounding. The four man group hail from the simple country of Switzerland where the people are focused on quality. Quality of life by the government, quality engineering, quality Tennis player Roger Federer, scientist Bertrand Piccard, and creator of F1 racing Peter Sauber a representation of the quality that comes from Switzerland. Now Task Horizon can be added to the list due to their quality Drum & Bass. Their sound is a kin to that of Magnetude, but trust that Task Horizon has been writing synth heavy music since their conception in 2004. They have released on labels such as DSCI4, Cause 4 Concern, Sudden Def, and more recently on Blackout, Eatbrain, and their own imprint, Evolution Chamber.
Their latest release on Eatbrain was a slammer and long overdue. Overclocking Reality started off with a synth wave-esq intro. A corncopia of sound that engulfs your mind as it builds up to a monstrous drop with trance like stabs, filthy bass and their signature clap snare that I know them for. The release in its entirety is massive and can be purchased now. They have also just released a massively produced track on Eatrbain’s Divergence LP that features various artists. The track titled ‘The Void Between Worlds” is a synth mashed switch-up killer of a tune that is meant to destroy everything that creates you and sends the peaces left over to Zero Point. Amazing release from the team at TH that can be bought today via Beatport.
Evolution Chamber : Nostromo
The team has their own imprint called Evolution Chamber. It’s a smart business move on their behalf. Having your own label allows you more creative freedom but does hail a challenge in ensuring you are putting out quality such as your competitors. With all that said, TH has figured out an even balance and their newest release Nostromo and Hyperion are a testament to it. Hyperion is a simple roller that brings you through the cosmos in a chord synth that rolls through track with great effects and clean drums. This is the kind of track well suited for listening and hopefully it could come out in a futuristic space shooter game. Its quality is superb. Nostromo, however, is the beast here. It begins with off key notes and vocal sample that makes you feel like you’re on the Event Horizon and the ship is talking to you. The arped synth and big vocal pad bring you closer to a massive build and drop that… oh my god I don’t have words for it! Its a smasher of a drop and one of my favorite tracks this year. MASSIVE respect to the team at TH for putting this together. This is a release that is meant to smack all generations of intergalactic species for years to come.