Plebeian – ‘EP1’

Posted by on June 29, 2015


Thanks to his production work, Andrew Nerviano’s debut as Plebeian arrives with a fair bit of context in tow; Nerviano, at the very least, handled most aspects of production on the final release from Daniel Creahan’s — aka Mind Dynamics — label Prison Art, and as TMT points out mastered his All Terrain cassette for NY’s Bootleg Tapes. Simply titled EP1 and presented in a rather slick little CD edition, with a transparent insert and bar code sticker, these tracks are a much tauter line of techno beat-work than Bootleg’s usual fare. Even Creahan’s visceral and sometimes punishing recordings as Mind Dynamics pause or dissolve, but except for track three, a short burner with a subdued beat, EP1 drives aggressively forward. Though EP1 may be nearly as textural a release as All Terrain, it’s dark heart never misses a beat in throbbing. Nerviano’s track four collaboration with vocalist and fellow Brooklynite Lily Konigsburg adds further detail to his expanded circle, but he and Creahan’s proximity to Bootleg seems to promise their explorations of decayed and engrossing electronics.

Order EP1 via Sweat Equity — a new imprint orchestrated by Nerviano himself, Creahan, and fellow New Yorker Jim Cannon (aka JX Cannon). While you’re at it, check out an even more tight-lipped and brilliantly high-strung remix from JX Cannon at his Soundcloud.