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COSI001 - Basic Mind - Grotto EP

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Basic Mind's Grotto catalyses some of the great innovations of both Continental and Atlantic analogue techno; 80s formalism, late Drexciyan funk, darkroom acid; and indeed is one of Australia's purest sources of that ultra-orthodox, hardware-based sound.

At the same time, its dancefloor liturgies and moments of Balearic reflection make Grotto a cryptic and salient permutation of Australian dance music values in 2016. 'Grotto' is thoroughbred Meganesian techno with a boisterous earworm bassline, recalibrating to mirage-perfect funk in the track's close.

Airborne and ruminative 'Laika' is late night Indian Ocean sea shore acid, guided over peaks and troughs with virtuosic restraint.

The Gerani remix of 'Grotto' takes that track's subsurface rave inclinations and refracts them for the warehouse, frenetic but with oceanic shimmer; in contrast, DW's 'Digital Bassline fix' deploys Chain Reaction dub chords to explore 'Laika''s low end, shining the most in its final three minutes when it settles into a fathoms-deep scuba lounge groove.'

Released July 2016

Written & produced by Tim Loughman
Mastered by Mikey Young

© 2016 Cosi Cosi Records

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released July 4, 2016

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