Green Tree Records
Slow paced and deep reaching grooves span out a horizon for us and the road turns into a lyrical expression of verb and feminine spiral. Manic but well placed synth beats give a sombre element in a dance of feeling that allows the vocals more freedom to express. Rule bending forces of music make great interesting sounds. I like this already.
Build ups similar to The Prodigy but with a lighter tempo give an atmosphere of merging intentions, each ingredient being added at the right time and with the right amounts in order to form the swirling mass we are no doubt about to encounter. Before track one is put to one side, we are given many climax moments and pinnacles that alter everything just a little before slowly calming into the steady flow of sound.
This is a debut release for an established psytrance DJ from Germany called Mikari. Giving the music a new name and sound, this alias gives the artist an almost clean sheet to compose with. When we're known for a sound, in the music industry, fans can be relentless and punishing if we alter it in any way.
Dark craftings of notation bring a chilling atmosphere in with the second track, To High To Die. I did spell that right, and maybe this is something to think about. Getting high can be dangerous. It is dependent on so many things, however, and this music seems to add a touch of the creepy to the otherwise playful and rich offerings from before. The psytrance tools are out in full practice for this one. Everything is just a bit slower.
The EP makes use of its short nature by giving each track as many distinguishable sections as possible, it could well be several more shorter pieces, and we'd be none the wiser. A good DJ never does this though, and will make full use of their mixing talent to form decent length numbers. A track and its remix sit side to side as 3 and 4, which makes an interesting mirror image and distortion effect within the sonic sandwich.
An extended extended play disk, that sounds beautiful, cold, and like a wishing well that's been cried over one too many times. Elastic sensations that tug and pull give it a quality of the tide, which has been created by the use of rhythm, melody, and intensity of delivery. A great record, too much for the chill out section, just right for exploring while we sit down for a cuppa.