Shinzō Wo Sasageyo! EP
Black Lake Records
13th December 2022 (Bandcamp)
January or later in 2023 (other stores)
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Time had to be frozen for the second full-length EP of the duo project “Vermeer” so that they could design sound effects for a couple of centuries. Now, they finally provide a piece of techno-art that is hard to beat in terms of versatility. Freely serving themselves at the buffet of genres, a heavily groove-infused futuristic Techno/Trance style is displayed in this release.
The hard trance showpiece “Pai Mei” is deep, rough, and wise just like the old white-bearded man. Psychedelic effects pave the way for vocal melancholia and keep this a fast, driving drama.
“Bollock Brothers” gets as in-your-face as it can be. Starting off with punchy cinematic strikes, it evolved into a neorave UK-drill banger with a classic EDM main melody. This one would work both in your favorite underground rave as well as on the Tomorrowland mainstage.
Typical PTK Vocals inserted into the Vermeer-Aura yielded “Kyoto Oyster”. Perpetually grooving forward, this emotional psy techno piece maintains atmospheric magic wherever it’s played.
Presenting Vermeer’s inclination to experimental groove, “Bvlgari” lets squelchy rhythms morph with complex drum polys on a heavy pumping rumble. A perfect fit for some Balenciaga runway shows in the mud.
“Porcelana Cocoa” is a recipe for slightly sad yet profoundly addictive floor experiences. Underlined by a steady clean groove, perfectly tuned cowbells, and ambivalent chord plucks continually move forward with playful piano arpeggios jingling in the far
“Wolpertinger” is a hardcore-inspired beast capable of eating the entire floor, no matter how big. A collection of different rave hoovers and a fast hard-trance bass line create the space for the bouncy fast vocals that rap it a couple felt bpm faster.
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