By now, everybody in each the D&B and bass worlds is aware of that when Billain is about to drop a brand new launch, it’s going to be a game-changer. Now along with his final releases being in February, the scene is greater than prepared for a brand new joint from the Bosnia-based mega-producer. Or so that they assume. Different Eyes, the upcoming EP due out this Friday, November 17 on Vision, is as soon as once more going to lock Billain into the head of creativity in bass music.
Having already teased the title monitor two weeks in the past, followers would possibly assume Different Eyes will likely be one other atmospheric idea EP, just like 2022’s Lands Unbreached or 2019’s Nomad’s Revenge. Being that Billain has been so centered on movie manufacturing along with his multi-award successful quick Fugitive and scoring stated movie in addition to new A/V initiatives, it wouldn’t be too farfetched of an assumption. It would, nonetheless, be mistaken. The quick, aggressive, but painfully emotive D&B types that induced each trade and followers to develop into infatuated with the dizzying ranges of manufacturing this artist can attain is on Different Eyes in full drive.
While virtually each monitor on this EP can simply unalive any dancefloor, it’s necessary to notice that Different Eyes remains to be an idea album and a journey, and it needs to be listened to as such at the least as soon as. It begins with the atmospheric, largely beatless surprise of an intro monitor, “It’s First Dream.” This lullaby brings the listener again right into a world that solely Billain absolutely is aware of: one in all heavy atmos, cyberpunk dreamscapes and limitless lands manufactured from sound and code. It’s truly form of him to lull the listener into this state, as a result of the following tracks hit so damned exhausting, we nee a buffer.
What follows within the subsequent 5 tracks is a sequence of ever sooner and crunchier bass hurricanes, reflecting chaos and anger and tightly-reigned talent all of sudden. Our YEDM premiere is the second monitor, “Baka,” which presumably taken from the anime slang for “loopy” or “silly,” and it definitely has the wild chaos of an anime struggle scene. Easily the heaviest and most chaotic monitor on the EP, “Baka” drops the listener into the narrative of Different Eyes like a 3-meter vert ramp and doesn’t let go till it’s rattling effectively prepared. As intense and chaotic because it sounds, “Baka” was doubtless essentially the most tightly produced monitor on the album, just by advantage of how chaotic it’s. It’s at all times the maddest syncopation that takes essentially the most programming, and it may additionally be slightly nod to jazz fusion. Only one of the best DJs will be capable to combine this monitor, and it’s doubtless that’s the best way Billain needed it.
Going via the journey of the remainder of the EP with “Kinetic,” “Uncanny Valley,” “FUCK Y00” and “Void Me,” the depth and velocity of the work solely will increase, however not like “Baka,” all of them have a trackable drum & bass beat. The EP finally ends up feeling like exploring a wild new planet in some futuristic interior house hellscape, from the prep of “Different Eyes” to the bumpy, aggressive tradition shock of “Baka” to discovering one’s stride within the “Uncanny Valley” to being over it already with “FUCK Y00” to the final trip of the ego-destroying trip of “Void Me.” “Different Eyes” is the victory lap, a reward for beating the sport and making it via this fever dream of an EP.
As a psycho-thriller in sonic kind, Different Eyes is a mirrored image of doing exhausting interior work. It’s chaos and anger and confusion and a hurricane of feelings, however the title monitor is the purpose: meant to be the brand new perspective as soon as one has let all that lovely ache go. Whether you might be engaged on one thing personally or simply unthinkingly comply with the arc of this EP, you’ll come to the top of this masterpiece seeing the world with “Different Eyes.”
Different Eyes drops tomorrow, November 17 on Vision. Click right here to pre-order or pre-save.