Sean Dixon / John Barera ‘Reconcile EP’ – Final Chapter
“Perfect depths of the set, late night warehouse beats”
Final Chapter’s fifth release sees label head Sean Dixon team up with Boston’s John Barera, continuing the vein of Detroit and Chicago influenced house and techno the label has been putting out since its inception in 2013.
Sean Dixon is first up with ‘Reconcile’, an intense journey of a song. Acidy squelches and wobbles are laid over echoing chord patterns and a dynamic beat, as it progresses the disjointed top synth line and long drawn out droning notes get you tangled up and lost in the track, the only option is to allow yourself to be swept along with it. Lobster Theremin favourite Palms Trax is on remix duties, stripping back the beat and replacing the acid sounds of before with rawer, more distorted and definite rhythms. Heavy stuff, and a dramatic step away from the original, although the two are unmistakably related.
John Barera opens his side of the EP with ‘Black Snake’ a deep and dirty track with a bassline guaranteed to get things going. It is relentlessly growing and driving as the whole thing crescendos gradually before slipping back effortlessly into the main. Beautiful stuff from the Supply Records cofounder. Last up is ‘Space Station’ a jittery, fast track with piercing, rapid and reverb-heavy synths. Perfect depths of the set, late night warehouse beats.