Out: 14th December
Multi-talented electronic musician Engyn had a whirlwind success with his debut LP, Leaving Glenwood. After this initial burst of fuel for his creative energy, the motorman went on to create several pieces along mainstream and eclectic experimental avenues. Truly honing his craft perhaps so that all cylinders fire when the next Engyn record cuts the surface. The time has come, Berlin Techno gets another shift of gear with all the extra revs with Jesus Pose. This new single sports three tracks, two originals and one remix of the eponymous number. With a dance floor ethic of great beats with grabby melodic fills, plus an inspired mind that loves to explore sensual synthcraft, Engyn has us all fixated on his mould splitting sound.
Entering with a jittery synthesiser, a broken arpeggio of notes splash in sonic droplets into the tranquil stillness. Their pulsations and harmonics gradually build to create a rhythmic tangle of shoots, all growing in unique directions. A root starts to plunge down, anchoring every tangent in a throbbing bass drum that quickly begins to echo, doubling up the tempo. Cymbals sprout like leafy green buds, reaching out in finger like sky facing eyes. The bubbling synthesiser combines with the drums and cymbals to form a splashy dance tune that's unique in the way it builds melody in from interesting angles. Variations on the synth tones bring out distinct qualities of colour within the sounds, and as the drums disappear into a cloud of mist, the subtle work on this element comes alive.
The second track starts with a blip rhythm which is joined by claps and hats. The tone wobbles on an axis to make room for a bassline that resonates in distant corridors, a spacious sound of rhythm and melody builds in a spherical dancing zone around the ears. As new waves of drum are added, extra catchy beats make it undeniably fun to listen to. Mirror Pyramid brings to mind an illusory world of distorted reflections merging with infinity. Combined with the mental picture of a Jesus Pose, the title of the single and first track, with arms out stretched and in complete submission or maybe preparing to give everyone a hug, the picture is one of repeating submission to the shifting allure within electronic music.
Finishing with a remix of Jesus Pose by John Trajeda, the original creation is given a dose of the dance-floor polish. By elevating various functions of the track, a new-found constant is brought into being that makes the danceability even stronger. Maybe a reduction in brain food has been necessary, there's less to think about and strictly less to do on the decks while performing this version, it does however make a substantial and wholesome insert to a DJ's repertoire. It begins to close down with a frantic breakbeat style offbeat splice of drum which throws everything into a hyperdrive for a few moments, it's a pleasant surprise to this middle road experimental release.
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