Local sound design maestro Moduloktopus comes correct with his future bass take on Zak Downtown’s “Hiatus”. Originally a southern hip hop fiasco, Moduloktopus pairs Zak’s original vocal to something much more epic than just a backing track. Keeping the vocals largely untouched, he creates his own tension and dynamics via expertly-arranged string sections which endlessly evolve as the verses unwind. Etched with a mind-boggling array of percussive sounds and other one-shots, Moduloktopus keeps this one dramatic without competing against what Zak originally laid down. Nicely done overall.
Be on the lookout for future Moduloktopus projects, including an album which he will be gracing Boston with later this year.