The latest release on The Last Of Us Music welcomes Ehohroma to the label for his debut EP.
The Greek artist has a short discography of just three releases, two of which appear on the excellent Wide Angle Recordings label. It’s been a near two year hiatus for Ehohroma so his return here is both a welcome and highly anticipated one. His debut EP for The Last Of Us Music is entitled ‘Schema’ and features a remix from Kosmas.
The release begins with the title track which finds Ehohroma exploring laid back contemporary electronica. It’s mid tempo groove carries a wonderful effervescence and the waning tonal themes remind me a lot of Flying Saucer Attack’s best material. The tracks slow building progression is truly captivating with bright emotional moments and indistinct vocals highlighting the journey. A haunting break proves to be the ideal centrepiece, setting up a third act ending with some lovely sonic decay. The companion piece ‘Automata’ ups the tempo slightly and proves to be just as emotive, with mystical chord changes and textural themes, both of which carry a wonderful character. Two unique and inspired pieces of music from Ehohroma who I can’t wait to hear more from, and with his debut album ready we may not have to wait that long.
The lone interpretation on the release is provided by The Last Of Us label artist Kosmas who is making his third appearance. The Greek born, now Mexico based producer just appeared on Hernan Cattaneo’s critically acclaimed Sudbeats Vol. 3 collection and also has 2015 outings on Motek Music and Clouds Above. The Kosmas sound has constantly evolved and with his near border less approach to production he seems like the ideal candidate to remodel ‘Schema’. Beginning with big beats and a chugging groove the mix sets a large scope early on. The atmospheric motifs get expertly looped for a smooth hypnotic beginning. Then, with great tonal designs adding momentum a time stretched vocal descends over the framework for a wonderful hallucinogenic haze. It brings the track into the main break where the mood lifts with hopeful pads and sparse, acidic designs. The return of groove is tastefully restrained, as Kosmas allows the acid hooks and atmospheric sweeps to elevate the mood, before a smooth and exhilarating conclusion. An excellent remix from Kosmas and definitely my favourite release on The Last Of Music to date with the originals being real musical gems. Highly Recommended.