The 100th release on Baroque’s ‘Limited’ division is out this week and it features the return of Arkadia to the label. The Australian producer has been a key contributor to the storied UK imprint as he’s appeared six times on its various divisions. The monumental 100th release sees Arkadia presenting a brand new two track EP entitled ‘Synthphony’.
The lead cut ‘Synthphony’ is a slow building melodic journey that really hits the spot. The tracks tough foundation and framework is complemented with several interwoven synths which flow through a wide range of modulation. The emotion of the track builds nicely as the clattering percussion and wobbly rhythms continue to grow. The ultimate peak is reached with the addition of several rhythmic swells and a complement of glassy keys which raises the intensity to goosebump inducing levels. The second act of the record is quite unique as well with a great break, stripped down section and brief broken beat section merging the first and third acts in very unique fashion. Brilliant stuff from Arkadia. The companion piece ‘Oliver’ proves to be an ideal complement with its quirky hypnotic lines and unique harmonics which are particularly dazzling during the breakdown. It’s an outstanding EP overall and the lead track is something long time progressive house fans are absolutely going to love. Highly Recommended.