Marking a milestone for their fledgeling label, Adana Twins present the very first Various Artists compilation to be released on TAU. ‘Spektrum’ comprises eight fresh cuts from a diverse lineup of artists representing the Twins’ community of friends and musical acquaintances. In keeping with TAU’s ethos, there are lesser-known talents side by side with more established exponents of the underground.
The VA kicks off with the Adana Twins themselves, delivering the melodrama on a cut named ‘Jumanji’. The rhythm is simple yet deadly, with a juddering low end and spinetingling synth lines. The tension builds gently until we reach a crescendo towards the end of the track. Innellea is next with ‘The Things We’ve Accomplished Together’, a dark cut underpinned by a dour atmosphere. The main riff feels familiar as it increases the pressure, rousing you into a state of ecstatic energy. Ede & John Falke take us into darkwave territory with their moody cut, which feels as though it’s come straight from eighties synth heaven. Next, we take a trip into the humid canopies of the jungle with Santiago Garcia & Speaking In Tongues. ‘Lost In A Jungle’ features a myriad of exotic sounds, tribal rhythms and percussion straight out of the Amazon. Enchanting mysticism and wild allure make this one a very special cut indeed.
Track 5 is Mulya & Sobek’s ‘Upfront Venture’, a simmering journey into the depths. A modulated low-end grumbles and snarls, increasing the tension alongside a dainty riff. Steadily building into a breakdown that will send shivers down your spine. This is followed by more tribal-inspired music, this time from Nenor & Eyal Rob who use indigenous vocal clips and organic-sounding drums to create a mesmerising composition on ‘Odehya Nbiya’. Luis Junior plays with our minds on ‘Tuning Instruments’, a playful motif forms the main body of this cut, which is twisted and warped during an epic breakdown, before we’re treated to a soothing bassline. Last up, German don Daniel Bortz takes us ‘Down To The Moon’ with an exquisite roller full of dreamy atmospherics and laid back vibes. A fitting finale to an excellent collection of music.
1. Adana Twins – Jumanji
2. Innellea – The Things We’ve Accomplished Together
3. Ede & John Falke – Chaussee
4. Santiago Garcia & Speaking In Tongues – Lost In A Jungle
5. Mulya & Sobek – Upfront Venture
6. Nenor & Eyal Rob – Odehya Nbiya
7. Luis Junior – Tuning Instruments
8. Daniel Bortz – Down To The Moon
The release date is 12th April 2019 (Vinyl/Beatport/Spotify) and 29th April 2019 all other stores.