Title: Twenty Fourteen EP
Label: Soma Records
Cat. #: SOMA503
Release Date: 11th September, 2017
01. Cleric – Nowhere Fast (Original Mix)
02. Cleric – Moxie (Original Mix)
03. Cleric – Dualistic Soul (Original Mix)
04. Cleric – Arctic Circle (Original Mix)
Manchester’s Cleric makes his Soma debut with the Twenty Fourteen EP. Having firmly stamped his name on the global Techno scene over the last few years via various labels and more recently his own CLERGY label, the young producer seeks to continue this run of form with this new 4 tracker.
Cleric wastes no time with opening track ‘Nowhere Fast’ with it’s bone crushing percussive workouts leading the charge. The slightly more subtle Moxie picks up the baton. Bouncing rhythmic structures give way to a gentle pad midway through yet still retains a forward moving template. Dualistic Soul ups the tempo and sees Cleric embarking on more of a journey – taking things from his punishing rhythms into more melodic territory. Closing out this debut Soma EP is Arctic Circle, it’s beginnings leaning on more sub heavy elements to create a dark and forceful track backed, as usual, with Cleric’s shifting rhythms.
A great example of the new breed of UK Techno producers, Cleric is a welcome addition to the Soma roster.