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Om Unit - The Timps EP
12" Vinyl
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Om Unit

The Timps EP

Civil Music

Released: 21st March 2011 | 4 track leftfield/idm ep

Following his prized Joker rework, his inclusion on the hefty Fabric-curated 'Elevator Music' comp, his dope 7 for the All City crew, and Corridor EP on Plastician's Terrorhythm imprint - not to mention a slew of remixes - Om Unit joins the Civil Music stable where yet again we see him pushing his sonic manifesto ever further. With years of working intently at the nexus of instrumental beats and electronic music, it's time for The Timps EP.

The Timps is Real Electro...; Faceless, percussive, underground drumbeats with a sci-fi feel. Dark, futuristic and dancefloor oriented, punctuated with elements of 80's Detroit Techno. Real Electro.

Om Unit has blasted his sound into deep space, adding eerie electronic futurism to his niche blend of slow boogie, house, techno and hip-hop beats with those classic analogue synth lines. It nods to both the ever exciting and forever morphing instrumental beat scene and to the heavy flow of early pioneering Detroit techno via UR and the likes of Drexciya/Aux 88. The Timps sees Om Unit interfacing funk and futurism. Analogue bass lines are sequenced, arpeggiated and twisted to devastating effect. Synthetic riffs and atonal sound effects with heavy reverbs, delays and phasers drift along with eerie synthetic strings emphasizing the retro futuristic themes of the music.

Remixes come from Frite Nites' US beat maker and a one-to-watch in 2011, Salva, and Wagon Repair's Hrdvsion aka Nathan Jonson who, along with brother, Matthew, is part of North American Techno's first family. Salva's rework of Prawn Cocktail pulses and throbs towards its intergalactic destination, with beats that speed along with accelerating urgency. Hrdvsion on the other hand takes The Timps and disconnects completely to float off alone into deep space with his epic, eerie and atmospheric reworking.

This is Electro. Real Electro. Moody, minimal and 25 years on.

"Woah, Om Unit went electro. Awesome. The dude is adept in any genre he takes on."
Matt Earp, XLR8R
"Bordering early '90s house and ambivalent Detroit techno, Om Unit stands tall in this landmark release that will undoubtedly catapult him towards an even broader audience."
Mitch Strashnov, URB
"woah, this is proper electro!! absolutely love it."
Matt Walsh, Turbo Records
"Thanks for this, I’m playing Prawn Cocktail, the rest is great too."
James Holden, Border Community/DJ
"I'm really into this. Both versions of The Timps gonna go in my set definitely. Gonna try out the OG version on Rinse tomorrow."
Bok Bok, DJ/Night Slugs
"One of the best releases of the year so far!"
Throwing Snow, DJ
"Dope EP! Can't decide between Hrdvsion remix and original as my favorite."
2562, DJ
"Love this. Quite similar to some of the slower tempo beats Marcus Intalex has written of recent, wicked off-key electro/techno kinda stuff."
DJ Flight, Metalheadz
"Great, fresh release! Originals & remixes. HRDVSION is the man (again) on the remix front. Love it..."
Andreas Baumecker, Ostgut Ton
"Jesus, this is great!"
Jamie Vex’d, DJ/Planet Mu