With a version apiece, there’s good artistic definition between Ruben and Louis Tan’s mixes. In both forms ‘Fernweh’ (Deutsch for ‘wanderlust’ apparently) is a suitably journeying, thermal trancer. Louis is the sleek melodic model; all phased pads, undulant bass and twinkling piano. With its timbale-like percussion, Ruben’s is looser and has more beachfront atmosphere. Which one is the DJ spinning? You probably only need check your watch.
This one’s a biggie. A low, intense bass sits below the track like a strong-but-mellow shot of expresso, giving the track a smooth and brooding kick of energy. The layers of vocal create an angelic chorale, lifting the whole track to a state of new style liquid. A graceful balance of dark and light decorate the classic Amen, bringing the track into the masterpiece area. The entire EP is nothing short of stunning.
A2 Records never fails to deliver raw beats, and this new release features a great catchy distorted rap vocal hook by MC I See, combined with twisted sounds and nasty raw drops.
Two equally fine offerings from the Colorize stable, that deals in electro/progressive on the deeper, darker tip. ‘Dissolving’ on the B-side is the more bassline driven of the two records, while ‘Backbone’ adds a funkier edge to the liquid trance sounds of Clameres.