Taking inspiration from the Dark Knight, Dexplicit's 'Gotham EP' is instrumental grime on an epic scale.
The title track opens with tense strings and blaring brass that bring a powerful cinematic feeling, setting the tone for the rest of the release. 'Arkham' takes a different angle on a similar theme, stripping the sound down to its bare bones of string stabs, marching drum patterns and a bassline that switches between a more restrained sliding undertone to choppy full-force punches - it feels like a clash between superheros is happening right there as you listen. Lastly, 'Exodus' finds balance and order in the midst of chaos, as a murky sea of churning instrumental harmonies clarifies into a bold bass fanfare, bright melodic accents and an uplifting top note that draws you through the finale.
Listen to and download the 'Gotham EP' on Bandcamp below.