Early Volumes 1
Los Angeles, CA
"High energy electronic trance flirts with
dub without force feeding bass."
With a name like Gunslinger one might
think more along the lines of Clint Eastwoodstyle,
rough around the edges music.
Gunslinger is anything but boots and chaps.
They blend an electronic mix mash that marries
sounds like the baroque cacophony of
Gold Panda over the classic thumping house
beats, reminiscent of recent tour mate Tiesto.
On Early Volumes, Gunslinger (Chris
Anthem and Blare Vidal) starts off with "Run
For Your Life," a classic electro trance song
with a thick '80s vocal loop resulting in nostalgic,
pulsating, beat-driven night music.
Continuing the heavy beats, Gunslinger
pounds in sounds of piano over fuzzed vocals
for "Who Have You Been," and then turn up
the heat with the classically synthed "Words."
The duo is like Pendulum meets 3Oh!3, and by
"Unbreakable" (the breakout track) they toss
in the bait and switch bass that has been perfected
by Deadmau5. The song runs the gamut
of electronic sounds past to present, finally
flirting with a shout out to Millennial's dub
step without beating the listener over the
head with bass. Early Volumes finishes strong
with "Nothing's Good Enough," following suit
with the bass lines that border on dub, heavy
but somehow managing to be both classic and
modern at the same time. (Self-released)
Tara C Lacey http://www.thelastgunslinger.com/