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Breaking away from his former “laid back” style displayed on 2007’s Transitions (Unexpected Records), 2008’s Progressions EP (Beats Broke) and his releases with The Q4 (Project: Mooncircle), this new EP continues the trend already hinted at in his recent remixes: Still present are the hypnotic loops and deep atmospheres, but the setting has changed from the lounge area to the main stage. "I don’t consider it a complete change of style, but the new songs definitely feature a heavier more distinct sound”. Arts. “I can’t wait to tour with these tracks”.
As before, the songs are compositions rather than beats. In every track you'll find great sensibilities in the sound design that seem to intertwine with harsh and aggressive sounds, creating a theme for the whole EP.
This holds true from opener IL404, with its 8-bit arpeggios and whipping snaresound, to the distorted Hip-Hop grooves of Moebius' Travels. The tempo goes down for Little Brother, a slow brooding track featuring the beautiful but somehow unnerving vocals of Ella (of Dutch indiepopgroup Houses fame), to pick up again for Ghost In The Machine, which features a similar brooding character, but takes it up a notch with a raw choppy bassline and headnod-inducing offbeat drums.
Remixes come courtesy of upcoming talent Sam a la Bamalot, whose version of Moebius’ Travels explores the harmonic possibilities of the main melody in the original, and Flako, who delivers a stunning remix of IL404 with his trademark sound and vocals.
released 24 September 2013