Artwork by Christian Velasquez

Artwork by Christian Velasquez


Kastle - Resurrection EP (SMBL054)

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Release date: October 13, 2017

01. Daemon
02. A Void Dance
03. Resurrection
04. Angel Tech
05. Psychic Security

Kastle's most recent transmission emerges from a field of fog, defiantly titled and as clearly designed and intentioned as ever. Resurrection is the natural follow-up to 2015's Polytopia, a series of mini epics that exemplify the marriage of dynamic sonics and narrative-driven track construction. Matching crystalline sound design with gritty textural inflections, Resurrection's five tracks walk the line between human touch and automated processes, embodying a spectral state that is at once tactile and out of reach.

Jumpstarted by the ominous, dub-siren laced "Daemon", Resurrection progresses naturally through a range of contemporary, soundsystem-ready sounds, utilizing familiar drum structures for entirely new purposes while constructing a flexible edifice that shimmers and contorts as the EP moves along. Concluding with the stilted gait of "Psychic Security", Resurrection epitomizes Kastle's determined drive to bring about a new display that binds the personal and the general.

Fans have come to love the label Symbols for rich experimentalism with a sensual edge. The brand’s bass-infused R&B can be harsh and metallic, deep and luxurious, spacey and off-kilter. Finding the next sound is a job founder Kastle takes very seriously.
— Billboard Magazine
Kastle’s sound has had some heavy reconstruction work of late, and here it feels like he’s finally realized his vision.
— Mixmag

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