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A Gathering Beat

A steady pace from Bratislava, Slovakia

The momentum inherent in the title of EGA’s “Northward” is not undermined by the track itself. The piece by the Bratislava, Slovakia, musician has a methodical, forward-pushing sense of movement — a track with a purpose. Its steady, slowly insistent pace doesn’t just suggest motion — so, too, does the track expand as it proceeds, gathering layers of static, rough noise, even snippets of vocals. Occasionally those rhythms falter like old gears, moving from an ambient techno to broken beats, but the structure eventually reaffirms itself, and the path continues.

Track originally posted for free download at soundcloud.com/ega. More from EGA at twitter.com/EGA_color.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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