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Mermaids return to the sacred black wax after a five year break. It appears to have been time well spent, as their sound has matured into a rhythmic, expansive feast.
Coming on like a psychotropic, hallucinatory distillation of their anything-goes More Ritual show on Netil Radio, this action-packed EP is an evocative, cosmic journey that defies classification. There are sprinkles of deep house, disco and bass, with a tropical, outward looking feel.
Opening track "Crystal Eyes" patiently broods it’s way up the energy ladder, winding around birdsong, field recordings, flamenco guitars and ear-worm grade drum patterns that grow into a propulsive, bass-driven finale.
"Find The Light" merges a driving a low-end with plaintive keys and sparkling percussion; high-energy dreamer music for weary-legged dancers.
The B-side kicks the mission off into a voodoo state with "Raising The Altar"; a mysterious and intrepid slo-mo juggernaut that carries the listener through a shamanic odyssey with enough sway to topple a pyramid.
"Gilded Key" closes the set with an uplifting, strings and percussion drenched groover that will leave you grinning widely, still drenched in the steam-heat of the ritual.
With early support from The Revenge, Rune Lindbaek, Andrew Thomson, Esa, Auntie Flo, Jaye Ward & more.
Matt says: Elusive this guy, but always worth checking out. A smattering of under-the-radar releases populate his catalogue but each one of them unique and wonderful. This one should appeal to fans of Cottam, Eddie C and Mark E.
A1. Crystal Eyes
A2. Find The Light
B1. Raising The Altar
B2. Gilded Key