Tvardovsky’s last Stereo Paradise release from Reflection Soul was one of the best in the labels year and a half history. It also enjoyed an extended stay in the Beatport Progressive House charts and received its fair share of critical acclaim. Tvardovsky’s label has grown remarkably in the last six months, his own ‘Borderless’ LP released in October showed that he is a producer of immense depth and talent, he’s certainly destined for big things in 2013 and we feel the same way about his label as well. Now for Stereo Paradise’s second release of 2013 and 18th overall we have a great two track collaboration from E-Spectro & Hells Kitchen entitled ‘Introvert’.
The title track leads the release off with a wonky, mid tempo groove that’s layered with a lovely sheen of melancholic haze. Swoonful chords and heavily distorted bells slowly fade into the mix and in doing so create a unique and surreal sounding environment. It’s a touch twisted but the heavy emotional content of the record does not get lost in that and as the track works its way through the middle section there is a much more delicate air which really lets wobbly groove and spine tingling tones breathe. The piece climaxes with some subtly fuzzy modulation on the vibrate tones which are sure to raise a few goose bumps on the more educated dance floors out there. An incredibly unique production from E-Spectro and Hells Kitchen.
The companion piece is entitled ‘Indigo’ and comes with equal if not greater brilliance than the lead track on the EP. Wonderfully textured beats, sweeping electronics and pristinely polished sounds all provide some aural magic early on. As the piece builds though we see several subtle tones which add a wonderful rhythm to the bass heavy foundation. The sheets of tasteful distortion are subtle but add the perfect amount of heart wrenching emotion as the track rolls through an exhilarating climax. This is a fabulous EP and Stereo Paradise is on a real roll at the moment. Fans of Traum, Max Cooper, Ryan Davis and Microtrauma should definitely have this in their collection. Release Promo Hype Chart Top 15
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