Austrian four-piece Fourward (see what they did there?) have been a staple of the Shogun roster for a while now, helping define the label's techier, more agressive direction. Over the past nine months, the outfit — formed of Ludwig, Lukas, Dominik and Nik — have been working to solidify their place in the family for good though, with debut album 'Expansion'.
The LP isn't all neck-snapping snares and evil robot battles (not that they're a bad thing), however, our favourite cut comes in the form of 'Over' — a deep, journeying roller, sliced through by futuristic synths.
"The message of the tune is that we are often so entangled in our thoughts and routines, that we often miss why we started doing certain things in the first place. This can be a love-affair, a job or whatever," explain Fourward.
"Production-wise, the tune is based around an arpeggio sound from the Prophet '08 synth, playing 3 simple chords," they continue. "After having a solid foundation of sounds and a short arrangement, it felt like we needed that special something to complete the vibe. We then found a vocal sample that was really cool, but having to repitch it made it sound shit! So Lukas added a bit of text to it and sang it himself!"
Check out 'Over' in full below, and head here to pre-order the 'Expansion' LP from any major outlet before its release via Friction's Shogun Audio imprint on 21st October.
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