Elastic Life EP
Mikela Bella Music
A mix-master's dream perhaps, the electronic oriental grooves gush through clamouring loops of clicking percussive tappings and snap clicks. A feel for the atmosphere of a large space, with people moving in and out of the dry ice, clutching tall glasses while swaying gracefully in their own little worlds. Sounds like heaven, if only they'd talk to me!
Many of us go to clubs or listen to dancing music like this, for the fact it takes us out of our linear time frame with people to attend to and needs to meet, but rather let us be carried off by the clouds of musical delivery for a while.
With capacities for tempo shifts well within reach, no major melody is at risk of being tampered with, the transition of tone in beat would be fairly simple as the music is rhythm based. Only slight variations with bass lines and pretty beats give it an edge of key change wariness. Nothing that a decent DJ can't handle, or really just let it play, nothing wrong with it by itself.
Atmospherically, the E.P. takes a slight ghostly edge, in which the temper of the flow occasionally feels a bit spooky, or edgy, however this isn't anything to detract from the general up-beat attitude of the vibe. Well used synths give everything a cybernetic sensation, and close replications of real to life tribal and cultural sounds bring everything back slightly into the world of flesh. The bridge is mostly in binary, but we can walk without fear, as ourselves.
How much we engage with the rhythm and pace is up to us, no matter how much we try to relax, there'll always be something that pricks the ears, but we don't have to dance. If dancing is what we want, a bit more volume and an easy going attitude will make this a great accompaniment to your moves.
Rowan Blair Colver