Artist: Norm De Plume
Title: New Flows..
Cat. #: PLUMAGE05
Release Date: 18/09/2017
Formats: 12’’ Vinyl only, limited run
Ahead of a forthcoming EP on Midnight Riot dropping later this year, Norm De Plume makes a welcome return to his own label Plumage nearly a full 2 years since it’s last release in 2015. PLUMAGE05 is Norm’s 3rd solo EP for the imprint.
A1 New Flow is vintage NDP fodder it’s just the tempo that has risen. Two bars of obscure disco gets lifted, chopped & filtered. The emerging source material merging with Norm’s own synth lines / swells and chopped vocal stabs – all underpinned by tight, chunky, grooving drums. Deep, Disco-House the way we like it.
B1 Another Flow see’s Norm explore more of his own original musical composition with this slightly deeper, more electronic cut. A soul vocal sits upon deep pads and a driving, gritty 1-note bass line. Pads and synths swirl and build and we get some wild modulation on the filters before the track breaks to slowly introduce a repetitive, rolling & pounding motif over which Norm lays some signature pads and a lovely simple lead-synth line.