Only Now, the project of San Francisco based producer & DJ Kush Arora, has announced a new EP titled Eternal Binding set for release later this month (22nd March)
Recorded between 2017 - 2019 and inspired by industrial sound design, kuduro rhythms and 'amorphous shadings of black metal', Eternal Binding follows releases on Montreal imprint Infinite Machine as well as Discrepant outlet Sucata Tapes.
Pointing to a contention with profound subject matter and acknowleding the influence of Berlin School krautrock and kosmische music - most notably Popol Vuh - the results resemble a heavy yet compelling proposition, uniquely situated somewhere between Bill Laswell, Sunn O))), Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement and Principe Discos.
Eternal Binding comes as an interesting development for Arora whose work under his own name has explored dub, dancehall, African dance and Indo-Caribbean music, leading to live appearances alongside the likes of Kode9 and Equiknoxx. Conversely the Only Now project represents a departure into darker territories, with abstract elements of tribal music and an immersive form of experimental synthesis coming to the fore.
Definitely one to keep an eye on in the coming months, as more output is supposedly on the way, with Eternal Binding representing the first of four new Only Now EPs.
Listen to a preview of Ejection taken from Eternal Binding below.