Release date: 08 December 2017
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There is no sweeter revenge than that in return for injustice. If any can capture such an emotion through music, it's the talented maestro Notaker. The breakthrough American producer returns to mau5trap with his newest dark, atmospheric production "Retribution," a hauntingly cinematic, spacey journey through the process of seeking - and finding - that reprisal. Notaker coaxes the listener through its opening with lilting instrumentals that build to sweeping melodies, all layered under an undulating bassline. The pressure begins to build and one can almost imagine Notaker's inner warrior preparing for battle, finally triumphing at the track's driving crescendo. Months after his release "Abyss," Notaker demonstrates that he's better than ever by the use of analog sounds in "Retribution," a rare find in today's synthesized world. It's this raw, real quality that gives "Retribution" its undeniably visceral appeal. "This song was a step in a different, darker direction for me and the first time I've ever implemented analog sounds into my production process," says Notaker, shedding further light on his inspiration. "The feeling of the song makes me imagine someone planning revenge on someone for the injustices they've done to them, hence the name Retribution."