Logwitch Steps Into Bass Arena with ‘Trail of the Contortionist’
One of the greatest joys of being a music writer is that feeling you get when you stumble across an artist who is primed to change the game. Excavating these types of diamonds in the rough always replenishes your love of music and reminds you of the constant budding new talent out there. Today, one such newcomer who has completely grabbed my attention is DnB producer, Logwitch.
Often operating outside of strict genres, the electronic project known as Logwitch primarily creates musical portraits of fantastical environments; frequently infused with heavy rhythmic interest and atmosphere. In his new album, Trail of the Contortionist, Logwitch melodically tells a Lovecraftian tale filled with ambiguity, lazy syncopation, and plenty of darkness.
Displaying a mastery of neurohop, drum and bass, drumstep, and IDM, Logwitch’s latest release is a wild ride full of cinematic soundscapes and nasty bass. There is no shortage of bangers on Trail of the Contortionist. Nasty tracks like “Duplicity,” “Residual,” and “Turbid” paint a picture of an angst-driven artist with a knack for creating immersive and visceral tracks. On the flip side, more ethereal tunes like “Askew,” “Darkness,” and “At The Edge Looking Out” portray Logwitch’s depth and gravitas. There is a clear sense of artistry throughout this new release. The tracks seem to create an aura and build off of one another. The result is a supremely impressive and fluid stand-alone piece of art.
Hailing from Edmonds, WA, Logwitch is still building his modest following. However, with the quality, scope, and vision of his latest release, I believe it is only a matter of time before he becomes a highly sought after merchant of bass. If Trail of the Contortionist is any indication of what is to come from Logwitch, then this DnB maestro definitely has a bright future.