Diskotopia offer a cold contrast to the summer months with a stunning single from the prolific Visionist.
Having debuted on Diskotopia in July 2011, Visionist has gone on to become an international front-running electronic artist and heralded as one of the key players in the recent grime renaissance. With releases on labels such as Lit City Trax, Ramp, Keysound and 92 Points under his belt in the interim, Visionist returns to Diskotopia in 2014 with the stark Can’t Forget which comes backed with an undulating remix from Werkdiscs’ Moiré.
The ghostly requiem Can’t Forget flows from the same source of primal emotion seen on the I’m Fine releases from Lit City Trax. Suffocated, mutilated traces of grime are swathed in a wash of ethereal new age neo-classical choral atmospherics that reverberate in an otherworldly space. Orchestral bass drum tolls draped in synth-clap cloth provide the only form of clarity in such a composition best suited for locked cathedrals after midnight or seances held in abandoned pirate radio tower blocks.
Following on from his two seminal murky techno releases for Actress’ Werkdiscs and an excellent Rush Hour 12", Moiré joins Diskotopia for remix duties in deconstructing Can’t Forget. Stepping up the pace a notch, whilst preserving the essence of the original, Moiré dices the paean like voices of Visionist’s tapestry into an early-days-of-the-MPC-house music vowel recall. Massive poundings of distorted kicks and swung crumbling cabasa twists tease hope of an end to the relentless dread that is conjured here, but no such reprieve is handily given. There's nothing but your repentance for sins they can't forget.