LISTEN: Cubicolor return with melancholic new single ‘Counterpart’


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It may be because I’m seeing them on Friday, but I’m hearing a lot of Radiohead influence all over Cubicolor’s new track “Counterpart.” This moody new single will have you in a trance, and hitting the replay button over and over. And since I am a huge fan of Radiohead, I would take my aforementioned comparison as a sign of a great new single. Listen here:

Taking in an eclectic range of influences, including Boards Of Canada, Moderat and the Warp Records roster, Cubicolor combine electronica expertise with lyrical depth and a haunting, pervasive vocal style. Consisting of Dutch producers Ariaan Olieroock & Peter Kriek and British producer / lead vocalist Tim Digby-Bell, the electronica three piece are following the release of their debut Brainsugar in 2016 with new track ‘Counterpart’. The track was written, recorded, produced and mixed by the band in their studio on a boat in Amsterdam.
With glittering synths and climactic strings, the track crescendos with polyrhythmic drums, maintaining its intensity as it ebbs and flows. The band tell us “with Counterpart we wanted to write a song that worked on a dance floor but that could equally be played as a band. Finding legendary drummer Rich Spaven (Cinematic Orchestra, Flying Lotus) was the final missing piece where we found what we were looking for – a dance record that had a combination of the organic and the electronic.
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