Review: The Cityfox affiliated Zurich duo Adriatique return for a brilliant EP that inaugurates their brand new label named Siamese. On the Patterns Of Eternity EP, the title track is a mesmerising and hypnotic tech house journey with trancey arpeggios and soaring synth leads. While second offering "Womb" is more suited to the warm up or afterhours alike on this deep and moody cruise through the darklands. Finally "Quadrivia" closes this fine release out on a dreamy and ethereal progressive house tip that you could imagine being played at an open air rooftop party by the likes of Lee Burridge.
Review: The Siamese imprint is owned by the Swiss production and DJ duo known as Adriatique. For their next release they have got in the British DJ, producer and label owner Ed Davenport (Infrastructure New York, Counterchange) for this great mini-album including four club tracks and two interludes. The slow burning late night tech house groove of "Festnetz" gets things off to an impressive start, allowing the next track "For You" to draw the listener into a trance on this deep hypnotic techno cut. There's some deep and slinky tech house for early evening mood lighting on "Rain" while the 14 minute long epic "Inner Senser" channels the retro vibe of early nineties UK bleep techno on this soulful and evocative journey. Following up their wonderful Siamese Anthology compilation and a release by Italian legends Bruscagin & Visnadi, this label continues to do great things.
Marino Canal - "Men Of No Purpose" - (6:40) 120 BPM
Charlie Thorstenson - "Skuggor" - (8:31) 124 BPM
Adriatique - "Grinding Rhythm" - (6:18) 123 BPM
Glowal - "Flowers On Tears" - (7:23) 126 BPM
SOEL - "Oberon" - (6:07) 123 BPM
Review: This second split release on Siamese follows last year's first Anthology instalment and focuses again on melodic, electronic house. Label owners Adriatique's "Grinding Rhythm" sets the tone, with its subtle, intricate rhythm and understated melodies. It's the kind of track that will work in a number of settings from warm up to peak time, albeit for a more discerning crowd. Soel's "Oberon" is more dubby but is also shot through with a moody undercurrent, thanks to the ominous riffs that accompany the rolling arrangement throughout. Marino Canal's "Men of No Purpose" is somewhat deeper and even veers toward an epic sensibility thanks to its frosty synths, but retains its dance floor focus thanks to a tricky supporting rhythm. if you're looking for a refined, futuristic take on house, check this release.