“NoCorner and Stone King proudly presents the first official collaboration between Ossia and Andy Mac. Both are fresh off a series of high-profile releases and projects – Ossia with recent releases on Berceuse Heroique and Blackest Ever Black, and Andy with his new Deep Streets label and the 2nd Diving Bird 12 that just came through on Idle Hands.
Featuring three tracks written & recorded between 2015 and 2017, the record sees Andy & Ossia’s mutual love for Jamaican and African rhythms, dusty records and a tape-saturated approach to guide a fresh, dubwise production process involving a battered old Roland Sampler and Ossia’s infamous half-broken analogue Trident Mixing desk.
A-side Soup Riddim serves itself up as a hybrid slab of dancehall, dub and perhaps even the looser stylings of house – a fresh twist with an eternally-universal emphasis on space, and the movement within it. On the flip, Cado leans even further into negative space, allowing a gorgeous piece of samplism to drive the rhythm all the way to its conclusion in the blink of an eye, with the soft insistence of the percussion playing with the listener’s sense of time. This feeling intensifies in the final track, Linguine Loop. A shapeshifting low-frequency hum underpins a hypnotic melodic loop that develops, delays and distorts into a dizzying crescendo of feedback and noise. The final minutes serve as a final reflection on what came before as the melody slowly re-filters into the mix as a ghostly, half-there form of itself, drawing the reductive conclusion to this EP, a triple version excursion of far-away sounds.” – NoCorner