Deadcrow‘s experimental heavy bass music continues its brutal procession through the electro-acoustic transducers with a rabidly distorted banger titled Post-Jetlag Dub. The unstoppable thrust of digitally distorted bass on the new Deadcrow & Quality Goods song is yet another example of the Hardwave innovator’s ability to adapt even the most hardcore sounds into captivating and highly enjoyable forms.
The instantly recognizable post-apocalyptic, dark and menacing vibes, at this point a trademark for Felix Ruocco, a.k.a. Deadcrow, are as present as ever on Post-Jetlag Dub. Starting the year with the infernal Hardwave anthem Crush, the Dutch producer was busy increasing the tension and dropping one release after another, until the major 4-track EP titled Mainframe, released earlier in September.
However, once the fans started feeling comfortable with the constantly perfecting style of the Netherlands-based producer, in development since at least 2020’s appearance on NIGHTMODE‘s This Is Cyberpunk compilation, Deadcrow took an extreme left turn. To the point that it seems like with the new Deadcrow & Quality Goods song, the artist signifies a shift in terms of stylistics.
As it’s been mentioned, Deadcrow still keeps his signature vibes on the new song. All the anxious, dark, oversaturated sounds, that create the feeling of impending doom are present on Post-Jetlag Dub. Still, one thing the listeners may notice on the new song is the absence of the producer’s melodic synth lines. Those sounds, that reminded of samples from a funeral march set in the nuclear winter, however, are replaced with something analogously grim. As a result, the experimental heavy bass music sound on the new release pendulates between vast-sounding dark ambient moments, that have almost no drums, and bursts of rapid, ear-piercing, yet pure and very much readable rhythm. The resulting cycle is as shiver-inducing as it is satisfying.