In 2014, Drvg Cvltvre released a trio of EPs entitled "Sludge Houz" and it's the perfect description of his style: doom-laden atmospherics and pustulating acid squelches underpinned by the ominous throb of a kick drum. "Grauwvuur" doesn't deviate much from that template (it's maybe marginally less aggressive than, say, "Telepathic Warfare") but why try to fix what ain't broke? Wade in, the mud is fine.
Favorite track: Tyranny Of The Gods.
Acid, no wave and experimental house producer Drvg Cvltvre has been busy recently. After releasing with Chris Moss Acid on Shipwrec in 2014, Vincent Koreman then served up a full EP of his own, on Dutch label COS_MOS and is now back once again with a new four track affair on Pinkman that comes two years after he offered up the label’s first EP in 2013.
Up first, ‘My Houz’ is a swampy house track with heavy drums, whirring machines and white noise textures all adding up to an intense affair that sounds like little else. Then comes ‘Tyranny of the Gods,’ a slow tempo but high impact track that builds and builds on a nerve lead synth line as frazzled bass props things up from below. Dark and weird, occult and rave, it’s another unique proposition. On the flip, ‘Sleepdealer’ is an unbalanced house track with taught, tight bass and is shot through with laser like synths. Serene and spaced out, it makes way for closer ‘Crack Spirit Guide’ which is a noisy, intense and brooding fusion of crisp percussion, big walls of synth and chattering drums that really have you on edge. Once agin, then, Drvg Cvltvre has come up with the idiosyncratic goods.
AnD (Horizontal Ground / Inner Surface Music):
"crack spirit guide has a nice ebm feel to it!"
"My Houz and Crack Spirit totally cool twisted shit!!"
Truss / MPIA3 (Avian):
"The king of slomotechno. Crack Spirit Giude. Great track, awesome name."
"not for me, sorry."
Charlton/Tapirus (Mord /Emphasis Recordings):
"Every track from beging to end is ace cheers :)"
VolteFace (Bleed Music):
"Although I seldom fit them into my sets, I'm always happy to hear new Drvg Cvltvre material."
The Valley And The Mountain (WéMè Records / Shipwrec):
"Digging Sleepdealer, thanks"
GoldFFinch (Turbo, Dirty Bird):
"not for us, thx"
"always great tunes from Drvg Cvltvre. Tyranny of the Gods and Sleepdealer for me. Could see Crack Spirit Guide
mashing faces too."
"Very cool, like tyranny of the good. cheers"
Patrik Skoog (Sample+Hold / Third Ear):
"Sleepdealer perfect for sleepless afternoon openairs"
DJ Spider (Plan B, Sublevel Sounds):
Surgeon (Dynamic Tension):
"Like them all. Crack Spirit Guide sounds most 'playable' from previews."