Regent Obsidion album artwork

Big rolling drums on this new EP from Regent. The title track is a straight headrush — the cover art for the EP features a plume of smoke rising out of a frozen high altitude volcano and that’s about as good a visual metaphor as you’re going to get. All four tracks hit the midsection like a weaponized metronome, with the title track “Obsidion” [sic!] racing into the inert and by comparison almost immobile grandeur of “Interpolate” standing out above the rest.

Planet Rhythm fires out these tracks out like they’ve got Oceania’s music-writing machine on standby; this was Regent’s second EP on Planet Rhythm following 2020’s Iron Dreams and since it dropped in late February they’ve released seventeen more records since then. Don’t sleep.

Regent: Obsidion (Planet Rhythm / February 2021 / 12″ Vinyl/Digital)
1. Regent: Obsidion (06:36)
2. Regent: Interpolate (05:51)
3. Regent: Forgiven (06:23)
4. Regent: Anti Depress (05:55)

⚪️ Disclosure Statement: This record was not submitted as a promo.



This was originally published in 5 Mag issue 188: Rising with South African duo Black Motion, Chicago’s Dance Loud, Detroit vocalist Nikki O, Angel Moraes & more. Support 5 Mag by becoming a member for just $1 per issue.




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