L.A.-based trio, The Glitch Mob, have returned to the release radar with their newest EP, Chemicals. The trio released the EP yesterday and is an inspiring 3-track EP. The release of Chemicals is ahead of the 10th anniversary of their groundbreaking 2010 debut album, Drink the Sea. Additionally, they also unveiled brand-new music videos for each track from the EP.
Although The Glitch Mob recently postponed their 36-date North American tour, Ed Ma (edIT), Josh Mayer (Ooah), and Justin Boreta are gifting their dedicated fanbase with new music, rife with sonically enriching analog lines and inspired vocal cuts. The EP is out now across all platforms via Glass Air Records.
The rollercoaster sounds of ‘Chemicals’
Chemicals is serving as The Glitch Mob’s first solo EP since 2015’s Piece of the Indestructible. The EP takes the listener on a nine-and-a-half-minute rollercoaster of sound. The lead track kicks off with stabbing synths and rolling melodies, teetering between low and high-pitched melodious vocals. The consistent basslines accentuate a steady intensity, setting a precedent for the rest of the EP.
Furthermore, their trademark sound can be heard throughout ‘Take Control’. This track enhanced the ante, taking the tone of the release in a more bass-heavy percussive direction, with build-ups that take effective control with thunderous resonance. Lastly, ‘The Stance’ bookends the EP with unwavering, brooding drops built for the live arena, or heavy headphone listening.
Technology used in ‘Chemicals’
As a thrilling add-on, the trio is remastering the EP using Sony’s 360 Reality Audio technology, allowing listeners to fully immerse themselves into The Glitch Mob’s sonic landscape and experience their music in a never-experienced-before way. The band will be launching their entire catalogue in 360 Reality Audio on May 25, 2020 to further enhance their celebration. For those wanting a preview, Chemicals will be released in 360 Reality Audio sometime this month.