Bangalore-based Watashi’s music always communicates a story, and if you are looking for a surface-level piece of music, you are in for disappointment because Watashi’s music is deep, intricate and distinctive.
Bringing influences from punk-rock, metal, Watashi’s music traverses around the magnetic fringes of Drum & Bass, techno, jungle and ambient. Taking his penchant for the eerie and the atmospheric, he has taken his neoteric UK Underground material to labels like XCPT, Regenerate Music, and Hyperactivity Music which has hosted heavyweights like DLR, Wingz, L-side and many more.
Watashi’s last musical exploits came when he self-released a hyperclean two-tracker which was meticulously crafted with care and precision. Now for this first release of the year, Watashi has returned to Regenerate music for his debut album ‘Euthanasia Coaster’. The release is a musical anecdote from the emotional and psychological experiences that we through in the last couple of years when were confined to limited spaces.
‘Euthanasia Coaster’ is an album that Watashi has delivered by pushing his creative limits and carving himself new sonic paths that are unconventional and free from style boundaries. The album was made keeping the producer’s emotional expeditions in mind and they have translated immaculately with just the first track.
‘Stasis’ is a tune that illustrates Watashi’s state of equilibrium with its long piano rolls and haunting soundscapes. ‘System Failure’ takes the punchy terrains with its melancholies and invasive industrial drum work before collapsing into ‘Dread’ which is a slow burner that unfolds with a gritty narrative that builds with every sonic stride.
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‘Perilous’ is a tune where the album grows in its stature with its soulful yet sinister touches that are weaved seamlessly with its sophisticated sound design. ‘Twos A Crowd’ is an introspective Drum & Bass roller that is club hungry yet meant for aural pleasures that are dark and obscure.
‘Spectral Fire’ is a tune that brings Watashi’s love for punk and metal to the fore which is bedded supremely well with its burly bass weight. Title track ‘Euthanasia Coaster’ is a tune that follows no musical directive with its odd time signatures and sonic hairline fractures that exist between traditional musical tropes.
Final track ‘Corpse Dance’ elucidates the album’s title through its rhythmic motifs that are pieced together to form a more intelligent style of the UK Underground that is fresh, cutting-edge, and swelling with a rumbling bassline.
Here’s the premiere of Watashi’s ‘Twos A Crowd’ on Filth Inc.
Buy/Stream Watashi’s ‘Euthanasia Coaster’ HERE