unmute EP / 403 [foot025] (2006.12.09)

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Release notes

Here comes the 2nd guest artist from Japan! After his first release "password" from muraokoshi (another Japanese netlabel), 403 came Bump Foot. This EP contains emotional drum'n'bass "unmute" and dreamy breakbeat "white sheep".


Here's a short 2-track release from the Japanese netlabel, Bumpfoot, by "403", who has also released on another Japanese netlabel, Muraokoshi. That release had an amazing track, "Password", an epic d'n'b stormer with a beautiful melody that sticks in your head for a long time. The Unmute EP doesn't differ that much sonically from his earlier output - but don't let that stop you from checking it out if you've already heard "Password". 403 combines a frantic skittering beat and plain, expressive, breezy, dreamy melodies on the first track "unmute". I can just imagine myself in a Hikari bullet train with the landscape of Japan zooming past me as I listen to this track. The second track - "white sheep" is more on the trippy side, with a slower breakbeat backbone, and though it still employs similar textures used in "unmute", it doesn't feel stale. I like the use of the female vocal fx. Reminds me of an old Gescom EP. A pleasant experience checking out my first Japanese netlabel!


Track list

  1. unmute (2:58)
  2. white sheep (3:30)

MP3, total time 6:28, total size 11.8MB