Metrik unleashes long-awaited third album, 'Ex Machina' [Stream]
Honing in on a decade’s trade of drum ‘n’ bass, Metrik has unveiled his highly-anticipated third studio album, Ex Machina. The 13-track endeavor exemplifies the lauded producer’s evolution, charting an effortless execution of his electrifying sound. Preceded by his acclaimed 2016 LP LIFE/THRILLS, Metrik’s latest effort arrives on Hospital Records with the familiar evocations of dancefloor energy in newly-minted forms.
Replete with the London-originated artist’s vocals, Ex Machina traverses through an artful array of drum ‘n’ bass illustrations, synergistically bound by unceasing momentum. Striking a balance between heightened uplifters and darker territory, the album presents a cinematic journey supported by masterful production and meticulous mixdowns. While Grafix-assisted “Parallel” and “Closer” deliver signature anthems, tracks like “Time To Let Go” embrace acoustic instrumentation in its downtime. Titular track “Ex Machina” features a frenetic arpeggiator bolstered by foreboding intensity and “Requiem” differentiates in its melancholic tenderness. With its hybrid characteristics, Metrik’s newest effort revitalizes a beloved sound for sensory captivations.
Stream Ex Machina below.