Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Misspent Music - ICR's New Home

Misspent Music is about freedom. Artistic freedom to be precise. Misspent Music is a digital label set up by hungarian drum & bass artist Zoltan Gal as known as ICR who has been a key figure in the country's thriving dnb scene, established it's online magazine and community site, ImpulseCreator.hu in 1999 and releasing on dozens of diverse labels worldwide such as Offshore, Covert Operations (incl. debut album 'Daytrip'), Good Looking, Nerve, Fokuz, Counter Intelligence, Flatline Audio and X-Tinction Agenda. His creativity forced it's way to write and self-release his personal musical diaries ('The Public Diary', 'Empty Pages') which are both acclaimed as beautiful and unique work noted from the likes of Tony Colman (London Elektricity) to Elhornet (Pendulum). This kind of deep and leftfield drum & bass barely find it's way to proper label releases but truly represents his musicality which he beleives is worth to showcase. From now on, Misspent Music is here to cater this sound and make ICR's unreleased tunes available in digital format for all of his fans worldwide! Despite his off-key sound, some of his music has lately been featured on major leauge DJ's shows like DJ Flight, Fabio and Grooverider and Marcus Intalex and thus his priority is to give his music a wider audience, focusing on vinyl and CD releases aswell. Keep your eyes peeled on both and don't miss out on his music!

Misspent Music 001
A. ICR - Misspent
B. ICR - Long For You
cat nr: MISSPENT001
release date: 2007/??/??

Shying away from the blueprint of techy liquid rollers or formulated drumfunk, ICR goes for leftfield sonic aesthetics to express his own take on progressive, positive music. 'Misspent' is a moody piece of drumandbass that sets off with an incredibly physical and epic soundscape that brings complex architecture to mind. The drumwork reclaims his Offshore affiliation with a driving yet understated b-line and sub stabs that punctuate the tune's discourse. Misspent is cinematic and emotional, a Mihalkov movie set to music of a higher form and function. 'Long For You' follows the same aesthetics but in a more optimistic, liquidy manner over a straight 2-step pattern, with instrumental elements that make this one for the sunrise crowd.

-Words by TRG

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