Makoto - Another Generation EP

Another Generation EP

Makoto

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Single 4 tracks £5.99
Download Single (flac) 4 tracks £3.16
Download Single (mp3) 4 tracks £3.16
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

Makoto - Another Generation EP

Having first come to prominence in 1999 when he was signed to LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking label, Makoto has steadily, consistently carved out his own groove in the world of Drum and Bass, with his trademark expansive jazz and soul-inflected workouts garnering critical praise from all corners. Having worked with a veritable who’s who of the scene, with releases on Zinc’s Bingo Beats, Fabio’s Creative Source and numerous collaborations with DJ Marky, Makoto now releases his first EP on Apollo records.

Kicking off with Another Generation, Makoto launches straight into a shimmering, spacy soundscape which he subtly juxtaposes against a rooted, earthy bass line and snappy breakbeats, before taking us on a journey through a twisting cosmos of artfully crafted bubbling, resonating synths, occasionally punctuated and given a human touch by the simple male/female spoken word refrain of ‘Another Generation’.

Following on from this, Summer Nights retains echoes of Theo Parrish at his most jazz like, and is full of the technical mastery which Makoto has developed through years of sonic experimentation, with an effortlessly light footed arrangement anchoring the dubby synths and funked out breaks and sounding for all the world like a future classic in the making.

On the flip, track three entitled ‘73’ is a short study in arpeggios - opening up with a gentle, subtly shifting electric piano, which ebbs and flows as naturally as a river on a calm summers day and showcases Makoto at his reflective, meditative best.

Finishing off with Skyline, Makoto heads back to the floor of the nightclub – again the track is led by arpeggios, this time crisp and colourfully synthetic and building to a pressurised peak before the drop of sub bass propels the piece into a more visceral, muscular proposition referencing 80s boogie as well as the work of melodic synth pioneers. Again Makoto illustrates his comprehensive understanding of arrangement, reining the track in and letting it run free at just the right moments.

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Single (AMB1207)
  1. Makoto - Another Genertaion
  2. Makoto - Summer Nights
  3. Makoto - 73
  4. Makoto - Skyline
Download Single (AMB1207)
  1. Makoto - Another Genertaion
  2. Makoto - Summer Nights
  3. Makoto - 73
  4. Makoto - Skyline

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Another Genertaion £0.79
2 Summer Nights £0.79
3 73 £0.79
4 Skyline £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Single (4 tracks) £3.16
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Another Genertaion £0.79
2 Summer Nights £0.79
3 73 £0.79
4 Skyline £0.79
Entire FLAC Download Single (4 tracks) £3.16
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section