Sephirot – Broken Contact EP

“Music is replacing religion”
Dr Clive Marsh

Sephirot (Hebrew for enumerations) is the 10 emanations through which God reveals himself.  Dr Clive Marsh of the University Of Leicester has been studying the relationship between religion and popular culture for the past 15 years.  He reported that “People use music to explore the philosophical and ethical issues of the modern world”.

If this is the case (and I believe this to be a great understanding and interpretation of the modern world in which we live) then there is a new Ein Sof in town.  He just so happens to have the same name.  This is the second coming of Sephirot.

A young talent based in Leeds and Bristol, Dan (the name given to his human form) has been compared to many of the greats of modern electronica such as Joker, Floating Points, Harmonic 313 and Flying Lotus to name but a few.  From hearing his work you can instantly understand the passion in which music is involved in this mans heart – this IS his religion.

While thinking of how I could describe his music, my head was filled with all the usual poetry: unique, outstanding, creative.  However none of them (and let’s face it, they are pretty obvious and mundane phrases anyhow) summed up his style up in a flash.  Then after a brief moment of mental silence it hit me – Inimitable!  His varying and outlandish drum patterns, his odd yet stunning melodies and simply just the structure and sequence of his tracks are truly, well, inimitable.

It’s all about doing your own thing.  Mix that with limitless passion and drive to make what you love, this is the end product.

Ears and minds welcome to the un-missable and inimitable sounds of Sephirot.

The full EP will be out later in the year through Itchy Pig Records (ITCHY017)

One love to all the music heads,

IP Music

Chrome Hand EP – Boogie Originals

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without”
Confucius

Stu Robinson (Cosmic Boogie) and Andy Ash is the combination needed to produce the great findings of Boogie Originals. The two minds over Originals HQ have come together to produce their third in the series which is another collection of greatness indeed – Chrome Hand EP is here.

The first two tracks are presented by none other than the newly greats on the scene – Deep Space Orchestra. I first came across these about a year and a half ago and have been impressed with them ever since. Their style is my opinion is a modern twist to how house felt like in the mid to late 90s. Their progressive flow of arrangement and melodic orchestral movements entice you from the start, and this release is no different.

The second track is Ben Sun’s remix of the aforementioned. This is modern house vibes at their finest. The chords and stings are beautifully constructed and the twisted percussion just flows greatly with the feeling of the track. Without a doubt this is my personal favourite of the whole release.

That doesn’t mean however that rest are lacking somewhat. You only need to approach the next track to have this proven. Faces & Traces Of Home by Jamie Johnston will have any dance floor priding itself to be involved in such a collective groove. One of the deeper of the collection, this track still has a mood to it that will have not only your body moving in sync with the rest of the room but a grin will be immersed on everyone’s faces from ear-to-ear.

Jamie finishes off the release with Sunshine Stars. A twisted tale of chimes and arp’d pad builds. This track has a stunning theatrical feel to it that had me hooked throughout. Although it has a completely different feel to the other tracks it is by no means the weaker of the few. I will be looking for many environments to drop this track. 7 and a half minutes of progressed enjoyment.

A superb collection of tracks from start to finish and you would be silly not to get your hands in your pocket and support what is truly great talent indeed. Well done and thanks to all at Boogie Originals HQ for bringing this release to my attention.

With love,

Itchy Pig HQ