B-Tracks, Come Back EP

[Supply Records]


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Boston’s B-Tracks debuted with aplomb on last year’s Specialize, a sleek, dynamic, and diverse EP with a particularly sensational title track. Come Back sees the duo returning to their own Supply Records imprint for the follow-up. Although there’s nothing as explosive here as “Specialize,” the record shows B-Tracks working with a similar array of textures and moods, and furthers the case for their ability, sounding thoroughly crisp and primed for the floor.

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As with its predecessor, Come Back begins with its title track, which is immediately reminiscent of vintage New York house. A clean, synthetic organ pattern melds with a bouncy, shuffling rhythm, and ends up alternating with an easygoing soul sample. The track has a carefree, celebratory feel, but on the remaining three tracks the duo dive into deeper, moodier realms. “The Next Step” skips along at a speedy clip, layering dubby, modulating chords and a sharply funky bass line, while “When The Time Comes” is a rumbling, hissing slice of dub techno that’s easily one of their darkest productions to date. Finally, “Crisis” finds B-Tracks working in a Carl Craig-alike style; the track combines swelling string pads with rolling congas, and eventually adds a spectral, subtly coiling synth melody. Come Back is a varied collection, but for all their exploration of moods and genres, B-Tracks always manage to sound confidently proficient.

boyan  on January 27, 2012 at 5:38 AM

is it on sale already? where can we hear the other tracks? the link’s not working…

Joseph Hallam  on January 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM

When is it released?

littlewhiteearbuds  on January 27, 2012 at 11:16 AM

The links aren’t in place because it’s not for sale yet. We got an advanced copy and couldn’t wait to review it. Should be available in a month.

Billski  on January 28, 2012 at 10:03 PM

I bought this EP a few months ago, and it fuckin rocks!

B-Tracks  on February 1, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Hi LWE, thanks again for the kind words. After many delays, the records are on the way and previews are up on our SoundCloud! Should be dropping early March.

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