The Agony & The Ecstasy EPHigh Contrast
Hot on the heels of his massive collaboration with Tiesto and Underworld, High Contrast brings us the eponymous single from his forthcoming and highly anticipated album The Agony & The Ecstasy, which is due out at the end of February on Hospital.
The album title was exclusively revealed by High Contrast for Annie mac Live on Radio One.
The only drum+bass artist we can think of who can get away with writing tunes about existential metaphysics and drawing on renaissance artwork for the cover imagery.
The title track is an organ-chiming, synth-soaring burst of opposing energies with uplifting strings, thumping drums and cooing vocals from upcoming Welsh star Selah Corbin.
?Father, Cant You See Im Burning? is the accompanying deeper, darker six and a half minute venture on the flipside. From an eerie intro full of tense, cinematic SFX and haunted whisperings, it builds into a compelling melodic main part with crisp breaks, atmospheric sweeps and an immense midway breakdown. Watch for the switch in the second half.