York-based producer SHALT today shares a vigorously germinating new track in "Resistant," off his forthcoming Inertia EP on Los Angeles' Astral Plane Recordings. Its compositional flow and processed synths evoke something like a raging infection—the track seems to consolidate its contagiousness as it simultaneously spins out of control.
The producer told us about the track's backstory via email. "In 'Resistant,' I'm trying to reflect the strain and pressure of ever-increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics (promoted by their vast overuse, particularly in unregulated livestock production)," he said. "A case of constantly fighting a mutating problem that we are short-sightedly encouraging, driving focus and effort away from long term issues."
The forthcoming EP will mark SHALT's second, following January's Acheron, which dealt with the theme of artificial life extension.
Inertia will be out on November 26.
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