Varien – Blood Hunter – Dancing Astronaut

After an prolonged hiatus throughout which the producer scrubbed his social media presence and took a step again from releases, Varien returns together with his first monitor of 2018, “Blood Hunter.” With depth that’s apparent from the beginning, the producer’s break did nothing to melt his expertise.

A large open intro units the temper, as lingering growls of bass and vocal samples doused in reverb flit in to lift the strain. This builds to a punishing drop, the place a thudding kick drum and seismic snare are flanked by the slashing downstrokes of oscillators.

With a unstable, brooding power, “Blood Hunter” proclaims Varien is again in an enormous means for 2018.