Oshana returns to the fore once again, taking lead on the next release of her own Psionic imprint. Utilising wisely the time that a handful of lockdown brought with it, the revered artist has come out the other end with an album that showcases her biggest piece of work to date.
Drawing on past, present and future in both influence and feeling, her Disciples of Dystopia LP serves to capture the essence of an ever evolving sound that spans across one genre to the next.
Nine individual tracks feature across four sides of wax, for the most part a solo expedition that features a little help from Anthea, a familiar face and friend having featured previously on the label.
‘Heated Moment’ is exactly what it it might suggest – fire. Rolling groove oozes from a 4×4 beat with a powerful bassline that goes heavy in force. Enegrgy contrasts with soft, spooky synth, drifting a dark air over determined rhythm held by a simple, sharp percussion.
Faint crackle feeds into the gently twisting atmosphere as the synthline pads out, moving with the melody. It’s a serious feel, one that would bring a dark, sweaty club to life, bringing the heat in the process.
Of course there’s plenty more to play with across each side of the vinyl slabs. Downtempo flows into breaks, emotive chords blend with harmonious grooves, techno meets trance and all motions are supported with nice, big basslines.