Birds

by Blancah

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It’s been a little while between releases, so it’s with great rapture that we get the ball rolling again and share with you our latest EP. ‘Birds’ is an all original four track release from our Brazilian pride BLANCAh and it arrives in a fashion that will ruffle your feathers.

‘Casuar’ is the opening track of the EP and although this track initially starts with a rolling groove, ticktock percussion and playful piano sequences, do not let this allude you. ‘Casuar’ leads you along into an intense break down which greets you with a searing drop and leaves you wading in a sudden pool of darkness, fanned by a delicate melody that claws at you from all sides.

Track two is ‘Hummingbird’ and it possesses a power that reflects a unique edginess, which hints upon sounds that beckon towards animalistic shrills, cries and calls. Howling synths cascade in and out and slide around in a swirl of ascending and descending chords, creating the illusion of sound expanding and contracting like an aural hallucinogenic.

Next up is ‘Fragata’ and from the first eruption of noise, it will have your full attention. Bold in nature, it has a hypnotic quality that is harnessed through a diabolical soundscape, where quirkiness and beauty meet. There is a classical extract hidden within its layers made prominent during the breakdown, where the sound is raw and stripped back exposing a menagerie of piano flurries and classy riffs, all woven into an undulating bassline.

The fourth and final track on ‘Birds’ is titled ‘Vulture Dance’ and it carries a particular air of arrogance and nobility. The track builds and is heighten with an array of tribal percussion facets, which in turn create a hollow echo for you to rebound and journey upon. High hat accents and sinister drums appear in abundance, penetrating you with a driving crusade that will lead you right to the very last beat.

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released July 27, 2015

Steyoyoke Recordings

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