Notaker – Retribution
On Dec. 8, mau5trap unleashed their latest We Are Friends compilation. The seventh edition features music from ATTLAS, Rinzen, Grabbitz and many more, including Notaker, who made his mau5trap debut earlier this year with “Abyss.”
The St. Louis producer’s featured song on this collection is a new one called “Retribution.” The nearly six-minute song delves deep into the Notaker sound to “bring back the darker side” of his music, the producer noted on Twitter. Dark is certainly an appropriate description, as Notaker takes his listeners through a moody, entrancing soundscape composed of synth-filled peaks and valleys. The middle portion of the track is a dramatic, lengthy build that adds on layers of shimmering synths before dropping into the foreboding lead melody the track is built upon.