Artist: Javier Orduna
Label: Chapter 24 Records
Cat No: CH023
Release: Out Now!
Genre: Deep House
Chapter 24 Records, what a label! A label that delves into the tiniest of detail, from the textures of the artwork to the lightest of transients, the detail is astounding and we know the tales that lie ahead are going to be spectacular. Javier Orduna drops his debut EP on the label and displays his uniqueness and diversity with 2 originals and 3 alternate Editions spanning the electronic spectrum and gifting us with a bit of something for everyone.
The original mix of ‘Erretica’ has a cryptic aura about it. The mystic melodies become unique and distinct when layered up alongside the soft tone of the kick drum and 16th note bassline. The percussive elements are mixed beautifully and the hats give the track a nice high-end fullness. Various synths explode at intervals and are accompanies at times by an enchanting vocal line that grips us under Javier’s spell.
Bambook & Quina’s Edition makes incredible use of the sampled synths from the original, turning them into ambient backing lines, smothered in a wall of well-balanced reverb and delivers a provoking and explorative sense of thought and wonder. Marc DePulse gets progressive and emotional in his Edition of ‘Erretica’. A nice stabby bass fits like a glove when combined with the huge, pitch modulated synths and boomy kick. Marc conjures unbelievable energy in the builds before a special and intense crescendo drops.
‘Theo Is The Para’ is distinctly fresh and different. Bells and synthesized pads make up the main chord lines whilst the bassline pumps away in 8th notes. The vocal sounds like something that has jumped straight off a charting Indie Electronica masterclass of a track and has been spliced into a memorable Deep House groover. It works so, so well! This is music for the thinkers.
Finishing up, we have Acumen’s thunderous Techno stomper, his ‘Oecam Edition’ of ‘Theo Is The Para’. The low frequencies rumble with a smooth, well-rounded edge. A vocal chop plays alongside the kick to add a nice width whilst the mystery of the original vocal line adds to that dark Techno vibe. Acumen has dealt his cards and hit a full house with this one. It is one of those tracks that sticks in your mind and leaves a sweet taste in your mouth. That’s exactly what Chapter 24 are all about. Memorable journeys into the depths of mystery.