Maybe you’ve seen them. The Actions: London based alternative band supporting iconic US band Green Day while on tour. Yeah maybe you’ve seen them. And even if you haven’t, now’s the perfect time to get hip to something fresh from the duo. They’ve teamed up with producer 3dtorus for their new single Echo.
The result is a cinematic soundscape brimming with crashes and rushing waves, airy synths, dynamic percussive sounds, and a haunting voice that seems to float over it all like an out of body experience. It’s not rock. It’s not alternative. It’s hypnotic electronic music. It’s 2 remixes from the rock star of a producer/remixer 3dtorus that has given the duo some electronic street cred if I ever did hear of some.
Silty and Mo went back to the drawing board and fleshed out what is certainly a new sound. The single is proof of that. The Driving Straight remix is lush with hypnotic synths and Silty’s ethereal vocals. The beat is understated but cinematic enough that it just might creep up on you when you least expect it. The overall ambience is nothing short of otherworldly.
Then there is the Moving Slow Edit. It’s dark. It plays at half the speed. It coos with wind sounds, synths that wax in and wane out, and 808s built for busting the speakers on any dodgy home stereo. It’s a crusty, crunchy sound that is so sexy you won’t know what to do with yourself when you hear it.
The contrast between the two mixes is night and day. One is a glass of red and a strong Cuban cigar. The other is a double vodka martini and a Marlboro cigarette. And both are just what the music doctor ordered.