Title: Change/Clear Moon Day
Label: Stripped Recordings
Released: 26th July 2015
Genre: Progressive House/Deep House
Progressive House and Techno specialist Antrim doesn’t need much of an introduction nor any flowery trimmings with which to describe his varied musicality. And there’s nothing arbitrary in Stripped Recordings choice of releasing this two tracker from the Cordoba resident titled, “Change/ Clear Moon Day”.
It’s clear how staggeringly sweet both originals sound. While the former track gushes like a waterfall in clunky sinewy ways, the shine and hiss of the interiors meet up gorgeously with the shuddering quivering bassline which gives the bins a full work out, as ever. The introduction of vocals compliment the sonic deepness, and the lush and luxuriant melody pads coursing around lazily at the back. This track hits all the sweet spots both achingly simple and totally necessary at a time when European House music is trumpeting austere emptiness in its productions as a virtue.
The latter tune gives a move on to the pack. Much darker and sexier in feel, this second track has a hip bobbing bass line one can get stuck in to, along side a forbidding vocal peek-a-boo. There’s a cinematic electronic play in the background that spirals around with modern beats, never getting boring and draws you deeper in to its vortex of dance music construction. This one’s synthy, thin and has loads of vacuous space and a rare quality of inscrutable sound formation. A true definitive drifter.
The label does well again to show that simple dance music, crafty aesthetics and well thought out releases on a consistent basis, can be acheived effortlessly.