Zomby is famous for surrounding himself with an air of mystery, always obscuring his face, that is, unless you take a look at his Twitter... the man is a machine! Usually more of a casualty of the medium than a saviour, Zomby must tweet about 25 times a day. Most are just self-aggrandizing retweets from his fans ("Zomby dropping atomic truth bombs on here once again.."), some words of (drunk/stoned) wisdom ("Lol trippy"), and a few entertaining correspondences ("When jungle turned into middle class kids with dreadlocks making mental amen tunes living in squats calling it breakcore I moved to garage").
This changed a few days ago when mysteriously throughout the week, Zomby tweeted three previews of some new tracks: Burst, 808, and Digital Seance. Wading through the comments of "DIS SUM BASS SHIT" and "ZOMBY DESTROYS," these tracks are actually really cool, and continue Zomby's foray into an increasing heavy bass minimalism.
The drums are light and clicky, seemingly on the perimeter, framing what is to be the focus, the thesis if you will: the fat, almost industrial bass that pervades all three of these songs. Whereas he focused heavily on melodic construction on his last album, 2011's awesome Dedication, Zomby seems to have moved way past any interest in melody. These tracks are pure bass music, and when I say pure, I mean it. Drums, bass, and electronics are all you get here, and frankly, that's all you need.
Check out the three tracks below. We'll be anxiously waiting for the release of the full versions or any information about them at all.