Label: Intec DigitalScore: 7/10
Following on from the release of her Sonic Language EP on Drumcode at the end of 2012, Nicole Moudaber returns to Carl Cox’s imprintIntec Digital with two pounding techno tracks on the Roar EP.
The title track is fierce and suitably named. It rises up steadily through the 10 minutes, and almost into a frenzy with compelling drums, tight percussive grooves and ritual like chants. The growling synths and delightfully dark and constant tone give the track an edgy feel and play their part in adding to the atmosphere and tension.
Brooklyn Hangover is more relaxed. The prominant melodic bass, tribal drums and percussion help to drive the track on. It keeps the energy of Roar but lets go of the frenzy. The almost relentless and hypnotic vocals are accompanied by some uplifting chord stabs and therefore give the track a much more playful and groovier feel.