Lectr0 c0d_E drops a hefty 6-track debut on Woodwork, with a collection of boomy electro beats. Each track builds with layers of rhythm and odd effects pushed by relentless snares and 808 kick bass that fills the mix.
The main track, 'c0d_E Violation' comes in three parts. The opening version presents a non-stop beat that opens up into pads and atmospheres toward its final measures.
'Oblivion' hits a more jackin' stride with its punchy kick pattern. Ever present are the odd little voices in the background, joined by strange synth hits that revolve around an ambiguous tonal center.
'c0d_E Violation - Mind Control' takes another tour through Lectr0 c0d_E's dirty bass snare combo, this time subjecting us to a hypnotic series of heavy synth fx layers, again hovering over beats that just refuse to quit.
'XSTATIK' provides a sonic interlude with more spacious beats and background fx textures. The vibe on this one rides low with occasional breakdowns, but maintains the momentum and mesmerizing flow of the EP.
'Zone 6' plays like a menacing remix / mashup of the other elements of the release. The beats are slower, joined by a few recognizable sounds from the other tracks. Again some of the major themes are saved until the end of the tune, where we are subject to some acid synths and repetitive bleeps until we are just cut off and left hanging.
'c0d_E Violation - Overcharged' busts out like the cleanup crew, wiping the slate with a clean version of Lectr0 c0d_E's booming breaks including some refreshing variations. The effect layers in the EP closer build and layer hypnotically, cementing the overall feel of this collection.
released April 4, 2020
produced by Cody Chiasson
cover photo by Tara Stadius