Imagine dreamy rhythmic soundscapes where you are traversing from one musical note to another before you are hit with a jolt of bass lightning that is tiddly but powerful enough to re-ignite your melodic senses. That’s how we would describe Kublai and Minor Forms’ music.
Manchester-based Kublai made his debut on Goldfat Records in 2020 with the ‘Discworld’ EP that featured two tracks that tie spine-tingling melodies and deep basslines with a tinge of eastern elements. After appearing on Pyxis’ Headsbass series to complete 2020, Kublai started the year strongly with a release on MURKT before landing his debut EP on CIA Records.
Minor Forms, on the other hand, is one part of the Arcatype trio and decided to branch out his solo project and released his first EP ‘Blindfold’ on CIA Records. Since then, he has taken his razor-sharp music to labels like Vandal Records, Context Audio, and Sofa Sound Bristol.
Kublai and Minor forms had previously come together early this year for ‘Glides’ as part of Minor Forms’ two-tracker on Vandal Records. 6 months later, they have done it again, but this time, it is for an energetic 4-track EP on CIA Records.
The ‘Future Motion’ EP begins with the Jungle-tinged ‘Got Me Feeling,’ which begins with gloomy synths and eerie atmospherics before collapsing into a snappy drop engaged with technoid drum patterns. Next up is the title track’ Future Motion’, which follows the previous tune’s footsteps, albeit with some smartly structured ragga-tinged samples. ‘Motif’ takes a more industrial route with its transportive dubwise aesthetics embedded over a delicious low-end bassline. Kublai and Minor close a super-tight EP with ‘Claret’ which revolves around light and dark elements shapeshifting between Jungle and Drum & Bass percussions.
Grab the ‘Future Motion’ EP – HERE