#ForbiddenSociety has embodied what it takes to be an independent artist in the digital world. A label owner, head of a clothing line and a DJ, he’s proved himself to be a multi-faceted part of the drum & bass community, something which has carried through into his music. As well as being part of the hard-lined trio #3RDKND, his solo work has also gained him recognition. However, since his ‘#Deadbox’ EP his music has taken a different route, featuring a more stripped back sound with minimalist roots, a change in direction which has been heralded by tastemakers. And this is something which is set to continue with a brand-new album, set to drop on his self-titled #ForbiddenSociety imprint.
‘#LiminalPoint’ makes a return to the sounds which the Czech producer first started to explore throughout his ‘#Deadbox’ EP. From the ruminating, rolling drum strokes of ‘#BottomCheck’, the percussion heavy sounds of ‘#Pin’, to the half time breakdowns of ‘#NoBoundaries’ and the winding rhythms of ‘#SoldoutEgo’, you’re taken deep into #ForbiddenSociety’s murky world. ‘#Dreamcatcher’ continues the track list, building an ethereal soundscape with ghost-like samples, whilst ‘#SwampRave’ is more reminiscent of the producer’s cross breed roots. Title-track‘#LiminalPoint’ focuses on a more melodic, rising synthesis meanwhile tracks ‘#Explorer’ and ‘#DeathBorn’ take you through different subsections of the drum & bass genre. Once again, ‘#AlwaysImperfect’ makes a return to the half-time vibes although this time with a disjointed twist, followed by a more liquid themed offering in the form of ‘#OceanofThoughts’. ‘#Peaks’ with its bass heavy distortion and the 140 edit of‘#DontStop’ alongside #KillaP then draws the LP to a close. It proves the album is one of #ForbiddenSociety’smost versatile deliveries to date, further highlighting his artistic self-discovery.
#ForbiddenSociety continues his quest and does so successfully, while remaining independent.
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