The latest release from Montreal’s growing Infinite Machine label is a new 12” from young Russian producer Nocow, alias of St. Petersburg native Alexey Nikitin.
The Like Apart EP follows previous releases on labels like Anton Zap’s Ethereal Sound and Hamburg-based Fauxpas Musik, which re-released Nocow’s Juno chart-topping Ruins Tape LP in June. The new EP, available digitally and physically on August 13th, takes the listener by the hand and on a tour through a clouded new atmosphere: all four tracks on Like Apart are crafted from the ground up by Nocow’s forward-thinking use of garage and 2-step shuffle, rounded out with a deep bass that sinks into your bones while disembodied melodies call you further into a dream.
The Russian bass music landscape remains a murky mystery to many of us, but Nocow shows listeners that despite being far away, he’s very much entangled in the intricate webs connecting the UK bass world and American house and techno. Let the Like Apart EP pull you away from the white noise of the real world and into a momentary reverie with Nocow’s own brand of lo-fi, beat-driven ambience.