Lucidflow owners Nadja Lind and Helmut Ebritsch stride confidently into the middle of 2016 with an incredibly strong three tracker. The Blue Pearl EP also sees a first for the label which will debut onto Native Instruments Stems format, letting you shape everything to fit your set like a glove.
Leading off is ‘Modena’, a slow burning track which is part New Orleans Jazz, part slightly unhinged hypno-house groover. Spiderish synths sit alongside muted trumpet solos, all wrapped up in velvet smooth bassline.
Title track ‘Blue Pearl’ is a more angular, working the filter on its bassline from bared teeth growls into an organic pulse. The key moment is the big drop – gauzy rather than sheer – bringing with it marimbas and classic nineties prog-trance synths, all swirled up in effects captured straight from the cosmos.
Rounding off, ‘Red Face’ bears the hallmarks of mid-2000 minimal – hollow staccato and off beat sub hits – before broadening out, its one note stabs being joined by pads, melodies and counter melodies. One for taking you from the darkness into the light.
Blue Pearl will be available on digital and Stems format. Out 4th July 2016.
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