Pure Space returns with third installment by Rings Around Saturn
The next Pure Space release of 2020 has arrived thanks to acclaimed Melbourne producer Rings Around Saturn. Off a significant amount of momentum for Andy Garvey‘s Pure Space, Rings Around Saturn adds a new sound to one of Australia’s best underground discographies. Released last week (June 5), Pure Space dedicated the proceeds of the release for a full 24 hours to Aboriginal Legal Service. Furthermore, the label has pledged an ongoing commitment of at least 10% of profits of the label, ticket and merch sales to Aboriginal Legal Service.
Rings Around Saturn gifts us with two club focused tracks that skillfully toe the line between electro and bass music. Opening the EP is ‘Grip’. Strong drums drive this track forward, combining delicately with acid-infused arpeggios filling the centre of the track. Masterful ebbs and flows propel the track higher until it reaches its sonic peak in its glowing, sparkly breakdown.
Then hits ‘Subterranean Electro’. The track is accurately titled, leaning heavily on its namesake with earthy grinding textures. A sonic journey, it’s tension fueled melodies are unsettling and held together beautifully by carefully curated pads and deep bass. The track’s omnipresent rhythm feeds the track into a murky subterranean ecosystem.
Even though times are uncertain and lines are even more grey than usual, its great to see a brilliant artist combine with a label focused in progressive ideas come together to create something positive. To support the release and also Aboriginal Legal Service, purchase it here.
Words by Parry Tritsiniotis