Andrew Bayer has shifted gears on “Magitek,” stepping away from the more melodic constructions of May’s Only You Boy/Eight to Sixteen and moving instead towards a grittier, metallic technic. Sitting just over five minutes in length, Bayer’s latest single is not without some sonic plot twists. Robotic, penetrating baselines clang at the song’s onset.
Piano chords offset the harder texture of the cut’s opening, as a comparatively softer collection of chords gradually filters in to provide contrast. The Anjunabeats release shows off its anthemic capacity at the midway point, where the “Magitek” trance slowly rises in a euphoric sort of ascendance. The single gracefully lifts, to transcend the grounding trappings audible at the beginning of the production.
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