The 39th release on Cid Inc’s Replug Records welcomes Tomas Crow to the label for his debut EP.
Hailing from Argentina, Tomás Gagliardo aka Tomas Crow is perhaps best known as one half of Rockin’ Beats. Formed in 2014 the duo already boasts appearances on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat Music and have been regarded by many as one of Argentina’s most promising new artist duos. Now we see Tomas with a new vision, branching out into solo territory under the newly coined Tomas Crow moniker. With a penchant for all things deep and mystical, the Argentine now presents his much anticipated Replug debut with the two track EP entitled ‘Birdsplace’.
The EP begins with its title and showcase piece ‘Birdsplace’. It’s a journey that plays out over ten enchanting minutes, highlighted by stirring motifs and a gorgeous vocal narrative. Backed by a stripped groove, it’s melancholic leanings and spiralling synths create a surreal environment, as the vocal storyboard begins to work its magic. Ever evolving and delicately poignant, it’s a piece that not only touches your heart, but has a keen sense for the morning hours as well, and with the spring and summer club season ahead it couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. There are some heavenly 5AM moments locked away in this one and your sure to be hearing it a lot in the coming months.
The companion piece ‘Cuervo Blanco’ finds Tomas going deep and melodic with incredible results. A foundation of buzzing bass swells and lush chord changes prove highly emotive while broken beats, ghostly vocals and childlike motifs carry the piece on its blissful journey. An expertly executed main break proves to be a highlight as waning tones and a collage of indistinct vocals converge for an exhilarating apex. A gorgeous way to close the release out and the beginning of big things for Tomas and his new alias. Don’t miss it.