Although he has previously released music on Jus-Ed's Underground Quality label, Apoena (real name Henrique Casanova) has spent much of his near decade-long career putting out cuts on his own imprint, Allnite Music. It's for that reason that this surprise outing on Freerange Records is such a big deal. The Brazilian's many years of experience shine through on assured opener 'Must Go Deeper', a rolling, hypnotic and atmospheric affair in which hazy stabs, bleeping electronics and hissing cymbals ride a crunchy, snare-heavy groove. 'Mind' is a more groovy, positive-sounding affair that boasts bolder bass and more colourful chords, while title track 'Dark Emerald' boasts billowing chords, dark string stabs, infectious bass and rolling deep house drums.
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