Boomkat Product Review:
FDW sets it off on a rolling dub house and deep, percussive techno tip in a sturdy follow-up to his ‘Apparitions’ album for Livity Sound
Weaving his own way thru a rhizome of related rhythmic styles, Forest Drive West can’t help but do it with a properly in-the-pocket flex on the ‘Dualism EP.’ The title may refer to the chimeric nature of the EP’s sides or an eternal tension between the bass heft and deft atmospheric thizz of his style, but either way they’re all classically skooled in the manner that's made his productions a cult property over the past half decade.
‘Dualism’ rides out head high, eyes-down on a stepping techno motion shades away from Substance & Vainqueur, whereas ‘New Day’ loosens up the hips and opens out with lush choral pads. On the other side, ‘Ritual’ pares back to pure percussive patter in a subaquatic techno doe, and ‘Scorpion’ works a delicious groove of slippery, tabla-like drums sure to light up fans of Beatrice Dillon or DJ Plead works.