Illusion Of Peace EP
TBR: 28th May
Working from his music base in Reykjavik, Mikolaj Gramowski aka KLAVES has created an experimentally fresh EP that aims to explore the genre more deeply. Since the four year space between his last release, the Polish ex-pat is finding handholds on warm synthesiser with lush samples and effects. Having since performed alongside big name electro artists, KLAVES is ready to put out the business at a new degree of class.
Twinkling synthesiser glistens across a lamina of sonic tension that shakes and shimmers into being. A thumping house-style rhythm opens out, garnished by invigorating synthesiser motifs which shifts and evolve like ocean currents. Relaxed sensations work through in cross-stitched lilly-pads that balance on the flow of music. Repeating sections build with new additions and layering as a splash of percussion winds through the dense composition. Illusion Of Peace is peaceful, although within the construction and mastering the pressures must have been tremendous.
Counteraction beings on a moody and atmospheric dive into dreamy imaginings and thought. Dapples of note spark against harmonising hums until a rhythmic section opens out. The quick pace of the drum juxtaposes against the slow and cautious under-composition. Quicker notes then begin to playfully dance on the soft matting of sound that whistles and chirps with a natural pulse. Moody melodics penetrate as luminous bells shine with resonating touches.
A shaky rhythm begins that rattles and rolls on tightly struck percussion. Winding tones begin to snake and grow like ivy across the stable and upright flow of energy. Melody opens out in self-similar motions that adds to a bed of sample which brushes out the cobwebs. Bass digs a paced stability into the growing mix and layers of harmonising subtlety mirror that progression of rhythm. Thin Ice has a crystalline aspect that sheens with angular intention.
The final track is called Sleepwalking. It begins on repeating chimes that have short bursts of presence. The loop of bells and harmony is topped with a smooth rhythm that glides across the top like silk. Reversed drum sounds for a break and a short sample snips the thread before a new batch is run through the speakers. A laid-back progression of layered chimes produces a variety of harmonies and sensations as the groovy beat continues to centre the room.
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