Following Light – Oracle (Superordinate Music)

The latest release on Superordinate Music welcomes Following Light to the label for his first EP.

Following Light - Oracle

The Ukrainian artist and Inmost Records label boss is busy this week, with a new single also due out on Clinique Recordings he steps up here to deliver two brand new originals alongside a remix from Caleb Weiss. 

Superordinate Music is growing fast, now nearing years end they have established themselves as one of the best new labels and with more exciting projects in the works 2016 holds much promise. Here we see Following Light deliver two beauties beginning with the title cut ‘Oracle’. It’s a piece that picks up quickly with tribalistic drums, great vocal elements and a smooth rush of euphoric synths. Quirky rhythms and acidic hooks add nicely to the groove before the track opens up a bit with a magical break. Floating melodies and drifting motifs make for a heartfelt second act which sets up a soulful sounding conclusion perfectly.

The companion piece ‘Shumann Resonance’ comes in a bit deeper and funkier. Anchored by a well sculpted groove it doesn’t take long before Following Light’s melodies start to shine, particularly during the first break with a unique set of chord changes and overall angelic quality. Big synth swells carry it into the second act and bring not only depth but a great emotional presence. The conclusion finds all the elements reconvening for an epic, goosebump moment which would have to sit as one of Following Light’s best melodic creations.

The lone interpretation of ‘Shumann Resonance’ is provided by Caleb Weiss who is making his first appearance on Superordinate Music. The UK artist first appeared on the scene earlier this year with a contribution to the Bullfinch Spring Compilation and also has releases on 3xA Music and Progrezo Records. Caleb’s fresh approach to house and techno seems like a great contrast to Following Lights dreamy creations and it makes for an excellent remix. The reworked groove carries just as much funk and also immense character. Feathered effects and a tension filled build eventually peak to reveal the main break where the acid lines and chord changes meld for a unique but enlivening vibe. A nice build brings some tension, and the eventual return of the groove is a great moment, with those bassy tones leading the way. Massive remix from Caleb and another strong release from Superordinate Music. Don’t miss it.

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