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ANMA Records
ANMA009 | 2019-12-07  
Former owner of Berlin’s Bass Cadet Records and part of Arcarsenal duo, Solune, joins ANMA with a number of tribal-influenced spiritual tracks.
‘Ceremony’ rolls out the swinging percussion and hi-hats that swoop and sweep across the track. The sub-heavy bass rumbles and adds to the bounce of the track filling in the gaps between the percussion and drums, while crescendo-ing keys add to the flow of the song that quickly create a spiritual vibe that goes well along with the vocal, and bird song, samples; comparable to that of a drum ceremony in the middle of a jungle.
The follow-up track, ‘Colibri In The Urban Zone’, extends on the same musical philosophy by speeding up the pace of the drums and delving deeper into a moody-ier, pad-inflicted, rhythm which is topped off by Rhodes improvisation helping to create a churchly celebratory state of mind.
On the flipside, ‘Colibri In the Sacred Mountain’, drops off the drums entirely and focuses on fusing industrial soundscapes with traditional flute and synthesizers to develop and ever evolving arpeggio embracing rhythm.
The release is rounded up by Detroits’ own Patrice Scott, who brings up his identifying sound in the process of remixing ‘Colibri’. The faster tempo, minimal-electronic percussion and floating keys bump up the release into a different dimension. Main melodic theme of the original version are led by the keys while arpeggio synths reference back to the original while maintain a different pace and adding to the colour of the record as a whole.

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