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Om Unit - Transport
12" Vinyl
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Om Unit


Civil Music

Released: 28th November 2011 | 4 track leftfield/idm ep

Om Unit returns with 'Transport' a four track EP of blissful, instrumental, mechanical soul. Transport's strength lies in the leeway afforded to the listener, rewarding patience and immersion, the EP allows those that truly engage to digest and appreciate it's many qualities and those of it's persistently excellent creator. Transport showcases both exceptional production and creative excellence, yet never does form displace method or vice versa. The eminence of 'Transport' is echoed in its remixers; revered producers Machinedrum and Ital Tek both contribute revisions to this astonishing package.

Transport opens with 'Swimming Dragon'. A rigid percussive structure underpins an array of howling synths that surround harmoniously before multiplying into a haunting cinematic workout. Then just as the listener is fully enclosed, Om Unit manipulates the flux and flow, teleporting you into another realm where low end frequencies and floating spatial atmospherics spin faster and draw ever tighter.

The dream-like 'Eternal Way' continues in similar vein, heavenly vocal samples float on waves of skittering, energetic percussion. A poignant piano interjects, providing an enlightening succession that reinforces the enchanting ethereal nature of the track. 'Vibrations' contrasts a rough bassline and rounded percussion with the airy atmosphere that contains them. Imploding toms and lone delayed snares are the order of the day while a lazy bassline strolls over the top. Echoing, soulful synths overlap each other, reaching ever higher as the track climaxes. 'Cold World' enforces a swinging off-centre tempo, resonating, reflecting synths emerge, followed closely by modulated keys and glistening atmosphere. Fuck the ghetto, think about space

Rounding up the package are 2 excellent remixes. Machinedrum delivers a footwork rework of 'Vibrations' that ups the energy levels and warps the bassline into a much darker, foreboding being. While Ital Tek adds sinister overtones to his take on 'Swimming Dragon'. Calculated and ominous in it's approach it loses none of the spacious atmospherics that are essential to the track. Captivating strings are added to the mix to create a well-rounded piece of ambitious proportions.

Transport is Om Unit's second release for Civil Music and follows the critically acclaimed 'Timps EP'. Om Unit is currently attending Red Bull Music Academy class of 2011 in Madrid. So expect more intrigue on his return that will further cement his status as one of electronic music's most pioneering and unique frontrunners.

Look out for upcoming remixes for Kromestar, Illum Sphere, Daedelus, Om'mas Keith and Gbenga Adelekan (Metronomy) and search out his applauded revisions of Starkey, Kidkanevil, Naive Machine, Adam Freeland, Foreign Beggars, Stateless and Silent Dust for labels such as Ninja Tune, Ghostly International and Alpha Pup. Also available are his collaborations with ARP101, Lorn and Kromestar and be sure to keep a close eye on his fledgling label par-excellence 'Cosmic Bridge'. The future is bright for Jim Coles AKA Om Unit.

"Om Unit will be remembered as one of the great talents of the first half of this decade. His talent stands alone."
Matt Earp, XLR8R
"Like this! very well crafted! esp liking vibrations and the Ital Tek remix"
Midland, DJ
"Yeah really liking the double time footworky switches in this tuff, very fresh, will be repping!"
Appleblim, DJ
"This is incredible. I always knew Om Unit would be one to watch but he's quickly surpassing that tag and now he's becoming one to catch. He's leaving us in the dust with tracks like this. Ridiculous!"
Plastician, DJ
"An Eternal Way pips it for me on this one I think. All very nice stuff that works well as an EP."
Alex Chase, Stones Throw UK
"An Eternal Way, Vibrations and Cold World are all stunning. Like the remixes too. Really impressive EP."
Chris Power, BBC Radio
"I lovvveeee this!"
Mumdance, DJ
"Love Om Unit's versatility and quality. He does that uptempo thing really well too. Heavy."
LV (Hyperdub), DJ
"Very New school, fast , crazy , but still very musical. Full support from me."
Laurent Garnier, DJ
"Om Unit is one of only about 5 producers whose music gets imported straight to my itunes before listening.........not much point analysing cos it's bloody obvious - he's different with every release and consistently inspiring."
Jon K (Hoya Hoya), DJ