French duo D104 find themselves christening PALQUEST, the new series from Lyon-based outfit, PALMA. A limited pressing of three divergent electronic cuts, the upcoming 12″ sways from house to breakbeat to dub throughout its duration and we’re lucky enough to be delivering an exclusive premiere from the release just below, in the form of the titular opening track.
Numerous idiosyncratic flourishes infiltrate their way into the sonic fold as ‘Dope’ slowly unfurls: angular background noises, richly adorned synths and reverberating sounds filled with genuine warmth occur throughout the beginning stages. These permutations subside momentarily, only to be restored with renewed vigour; the main, dub-infected rhythm is as hypnotising as it is unique, with improvisational touches coming and going right up until the dread atmospheres fade out to a close.
Dope is out April 28th on PALQUEST – pre-order the vinyl here.