Tribone joins Gravitas Recordings on May 30th with a dark psychedelic bass EP that shook us to the bone. This EP and Tribone’s production combines tribal elements with gritty bass grooves, uses organic percussions to accompany driven synthy melodies and maintains the dark and kicking stompi rhythms of his approach to psychedelic bass music. It still leaves room for natural sounds and other organic textures that inspire his music and sound design. From big drums to vocals and the animal world, this flawlessly brings together all kinds of atmospheres and foley for a unique style of bass music.
An Inch of Silence opens up the EP with this surreal tribal rhythms and forest soundscape, transporting the listener into a dark jungle. This long epic build peaks and drops into a heavy bass driven tribal groove that follows the same drums teased throughout the long build, accompanied by stabby synths and enchanting flute rhythms. Roar builds upon this previous energy, bringing in actual animal roars and getting straight to business with heavy wubs and glitchy sound design building around the roars and staying true to the song’s name. This is a stand-out track and is the only single off the EP May 23rd. Aniraco slows down the energy in what feels like a perfect call and response, opening up with beautiful flute and tribal elements. A perfect flow jam, it builds into heavier bass and sound design but focuses more on the drum rhythms and not overwhelming with heavy sound. Losing Touch builds another beautiful forest soundscape with birds chirping that slowly builds into a drop of thumping bass and psychedelic foley and sound effects. The drop feels almost like a ceremony and brings in vocal chants and more signature sounds to close out the EP in a beautiful way. It leaves you wanting to hear more from this talented artist and is a full journey through his sound.