Well, I will be a little more informative but that is the basic rudimentary. ‘Awesome’.
Being as the dubstep genre has shifted across the globe with more weight than a tectonic plate, everyone who appreciates the heavy bassline culture has their own favourites and Bassnectar is the favourite of many on the American shores.
The full package album – ‘Divergent Spectrum’ – ranges from heavy dubstep to sweet electronica going through drum & bass and glitch hop to get there, 90bpm to a manic 175 and original numbers amongst some sterling remixes and collaborations.
There are similarities to UK dubstep pioneers such as Benga, Skream and Rusko as well as the more rockier or darker acts such as the phenomenal Celldweller or electro-punk rockers Subsource.
From the track ‘Upside Down’ through 14 others it’s a mass of minimalism then a frantic onslaught of sounds unknown to man. It’s organised chaos and then cut to sublime tones that sends chills up your spine ending behind your eyeballs. It has more twists than a Chubby Checker convention. There is even a track or two which will cover all of those points. The track ‘Boomerang’, is one of them. The bass is always full and trembling but not at all bashful showing hints of occasional genius.
The album includes remixes of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Lights’, ‘Plugged In’ by Rollz and a stunning piece of work of Gogol Bordello’s ‘Immigraniada’. Alliances have been formed with ill.gates, Seth Drake and Jansten and there are also a couple of newer versions of Bassnectar classics all together bringing us a colourful spectrum of wobbly tunes.
The main thing I like about this whole album is the way it makes you feel. Being as I’m a bit of a bass head there are moments when I cry out in laughter at the sheer audacity and cheek of certain pieces. ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Red Step’ are prime examples delivering knockout punches, piercing electronics and drops that would split atoms.
I don’t want to go off on one speaking entirely of the fat bass. ‘After Thought’ is a delightful piece of electronica with chilled out tones getting me ready for a nice cup of hot chocolate. The final track ‘Disintegration Part IV’ is a short and sweet or a long outro, simply, of audio warmth.
Fans of dubstep, get your earholes round this and tell me that it is no good. I don’t think anyone will.'