[Release] Picota & Kumbh - Termopilas EP (Comanche)

Comanche Records are back alongside Picota and Kumbh, two names which are synonymous with the type of drum & bass which has made the genre infamous. The producers are two grass roots artists who have time and time again proved they're in tune with its roots, providing music which is both inherently underground and undeniably well structured. For their next offering, they've been taken on by Comanche Records for upcoming EP ‘Termopilas'. The Spanish duo creatively named their forthcoming release after the Battle of Thermopylae and after first listen it's easy to see why. With a host of battle shredded, sonic call to arms as well as crashing drums and arrow-like beats, Picota and Kumbh set the scene and present you with a no holds-barred overview of their sound.

Without hesitation, title-track ‘Termopilas' rolls out first. With oriental atmospherics moving alongside a winding bassline and stabbing synth patterns, clattering drums help to give the mix more power. It's as foreboding as it is intimidating, crashing down a climatic drop and moving you into dancefloor disorder. Then comes ‘Galactic Fear', an ominous ode to the dark power which Picota and Kumbh can conjure between them. Weighty with its slick breaks and a moodily grinding intro, ‘Galactic Fear' once again highlights the energy of their production.

Icarus', featuring the dynamic MC Coppa, utilises his grimy vocals over a snapping relay of drums and flying beats. You're never given a reprieve from the track's relentlessness, cranking up a gear following the drop and coming at you from all angles. ‘Pharaon's Corpse' follows the same vibe, tapping into the producer's gloomy soundscape and resurrecting the angry cracklings of electricity which make each of their pieces so recognisable.

And lastly, ‘Tomb of Giants' comes next. Keeping up the EP's theme, the record ends in a crescendo, throwing itself at you with powerful subs and a crunching bassline that flies underneath the mix. If you're looking for a heavyweight soundtrack for your night, Picota and Kumbh have provided exactly that. A force to be reckoned with, the Comanche soldiers go for all-out war with this release. And your aural synapses will be lucky to come out unscathed. 

Tracklist:

1. Picota & Kumbh - Termopilas
2. Picota & Kumbh - Galactic Fear
3. Picota & Kumbh feat. Coppa - Icarus
4. Picota & Kumbh - Pharaon´s Corpse
5. Picota & Kumbh - Tomb Of Giants

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Release Date: February 22nd
Source: Comanche Records

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