'Nemawashi' is a solo effort from Quantum Soul, with the intention of bringing the percussive drama from classical music to the sound system. Opening up with a rhythmic intro built around low-end percussion and a dubwise hi-hat, the pace quickens as a steady marching kick reinforces the serious intent of the groove. The sounds of traditional Japanese instruments hang around the booming percussion giving a subtle air of mystery before the track erupts into an onslaught of brutal rhythm and bass. The half-time rhythmic skank, skilful blending of booming percussion and sub bass, combined with recurring Japanese motifs draped in echo and reverb all coalesce to ensure the energy of this track marches on powerfully without getting repetitive. 'Nemawashi' is the heavy weight, powerful Yang to the beautifully delicate Yin of 'Emergence' making for a balanced EP, which is an absolute must for any dubstep or bass music 'head', whether the intention is to play it out, or listen on headphones.
released July 7, 2014
Written and produced by G. Chambers
Mastered by Beau (Ten Eight Seven Mastering)
Distributed by ST Holdings