Esta Mr. Carmack Geometrik Soulection

Mr. Carmack and Esta have come together to create a new collaborative track titled “Géometrik,” which was dropped alongside the announcement of Soulection‘s upcoming European tour dates.

Upon initial casual listening, experienced listeners of both artists may be able to the discern the contributions of each, from the poignant synths of Esta to the robotic timbres of Carmack’s vocoder mastery and abuse. According to Soulection founder Joe Kay, Carmack can often aesthetically dominate most of the artists he collaborates with, leading to a track that sounds closer to Carmack than to the other artist. In this case however, Esta’s signature timbres and sound design choices come through, as well as some of his melodic sensibilities in the lines.

The most interesting aspect of this song is the possible connection between the song title “Géometrik” and the tempo change that occurs in the track. Starting the track at a brisk trap tempo of around 147 BPM, the track transitions and finishes at a much slower 104 BPM half time. I could be totally wrong, but I believe that there could be a connection between the song title and the tempo change: 104/147 = .707, so perhaps the two designed a track to showcase Pythagoras’s constant (square root of 2). 1/square root of 2) is around .707. This number is also used to calculate the RMS of sine waves (a normalized sine wave going from -1 to 1 will yield a RMS of .707).  The science of Soulection.

Stream Esta and Mr. Carmack’s “Géometrik” here, a free download, and see full tour dates for the whole Soulection fam below. Be sure to stay tuned for more mathematical musings from me, Mike Gao.

/// The Sound Of Tomorrow Europe 2014 \\\

Esta, Mr. Carmack, Joe Kay & The Whooligan with support in select cities from IAMNOBODI, Jarreau Vandal, FAITH & Sivey

• Friday, May 23rd: Berlin @ St. Georg
• Saturday, May 24: Vienna @ Cafe Leopold
• Wednesday: May 28: Paris @ La Bellevilloise
• Thursday, May 29: Boiler Room London @ Tipsy
• Friday, May 30: London @ The Nest
• Saturday, May 31: Brussels @ Bazaar Basement
• Sunday, June 1st: Amsterdam @ Tolhuistuin
• Tuesday, June 3rd: Stockholm @ Lydmar
• Friday, June 6th: Budapest @ Otkert
• Saturday, June 7th: Warsaw @ Palace of Culture & Science

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