Downliner Sekt’s masterful sound design
Barcelona’s Downliners Sekt told Fact Magazine that they see music as a “language,” with “the capacity to translate a wide range of feelings, to create imaginary worlds.” They’re steadily developing a busy brand of romantic and dub-influenced electronic music similar to that which is explored on Machinedrum’s Room(s) or on Mount Kimbie’s Crooks & Lovers, and they’re handing it out for free. Meet the Decline closes the door on a trilogy of thematically connected releases from the act that launched last year. There are four tracks here of masterful sound design — hushed pitched-up vocal samples, crusty sections of acoustic guitars, and a balance of both knife-hack snares and percussive lows that threaten to swallow everything in earshot. Moody, often wonderfully bleak stuff here. Visit their site’s ‘Releases’ section to download the whole thing FREE.