Premiere: Brennen Grey — Reaper’s Theme
Over the latter half of the past decade, Brennen Grey has poised himself as one of techno’s more enticing up-and-comers. Since 2016, the Los Angeles-based artist has appeared on some of the genre’s most coveted labels, including Carl Cox’s Intec and Sian’s Octopus. Yet, perhaps his star shines brightest on Pleasurekraft’s cosmically-oriented Kraftek imprint, who backed his momentous H is for Hercules EP in the fall of 2018.
Tomorrow, June 7, Grey will release his second record for the label, Reaper’s Theme. The titular piece sets an ominous tone for the four-track EP, and provides a proper introduction to any unfamiliar with the artist’s catalogue. Fortified by an unrelenting percussive spine, “Reaper’s Theme” is an embodiment of Grey’s signature blend of mystifyingly haunting melodies and sinister, big-room ambiences. Stirring synth-laden breaks provide brief respites from nefarious bass lines before ultimately joining forces in a riotous, but dignified culmination.
“Reaper’s Theme” is available for preorder here.