It's no secret that Underscore Research is heavily influenced by critically and commercially reknowned electronic music pioneers, The Orb. The Orb's classic, 'Towers of Dub' was a strong reference point on 'Dubbing with the Bits', drawing heavily on the multi-layered dub chord elements employed by The Orb on live versions of the track.
King Tubby's method of 'filters on the fly' was also employed. The final arrangement of 'Bits' was laid down, in real time, via a Mackie MCU running over Logic 8. Reverb, delay and filters hit a controlled chaotic pitch, capturing the spirit of sound board performance.
Additional glitch elements add to the chugging percussion. Underscore research recruited the vocal talents of co-workers in the form of saved phonemail messages that at one time or another managed to infuriate Broadnax in his day job as Director of IT for The Neat Company.
The track breaks down nicely, shifting to an Ambient, almost IDM pace. Additional percussive elements were added via hardware, including a vintage spring reverb and an sh-101. The final product was an equal effort of hardware studio tools, Logic 8, and a well kept secret blend of plug-INS and soft tools.
This track will appeal heavily to glitch lovers, dub enthusiats and tech house deejays.
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