A new sun rises above the pillar...
Following sharply on from Rian Treanor's Eski redesign/grime 12 Contraposition, Arcola draws fwd the first new material from one of the most enigmatic units operating within underground electronica in both this universe and the next, 2814.
Having shown us the view from the top floor of the high rise Rain Temple back in 2016, on ARC12 HKE and T e l e p a t h leave behind the neon-lit concrete dreaming to explore a newly discovered dystopian jungle cityscape. Pillar takes place at the street level of this city at night, while New Sun takes place flying over the city as the sun rises above the shining metal monoliths.
What is most evident about ARC12 is how this is not your average cyberpunk city, surrounded by plant life and moving through the thick, humid fog - Pillar and New Sun flex a newly sculpted sound that owes more to the fractured UK Garage of Burial, the Brutal Bass of Dillinja and the C-R/Hongkong techno of Monolake, than the Blade Runner blues that have made the Dream Catalogue triptych: 2814, Birth Of A New Day & Rain Temple so highly regarded within our world.
Each track reaches the ten-minute mark with a rolling 4x4 kick and a downpour of razor-sharp breakbeats, sounding as if they have been fired through the strongest haze of digital-skunk smoke, so thick you will struggle not to choke. Two tracks expertly designed for killing soundboy cyberpunk ravers in an instant, while hitting reset on the scene and sound that 2814 will once again rise high above.