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Steyoyoke Black consummate their latest release, with an all original EP from Berlin based producer Mallone. ‘Hypnagogic’ is his first release with the label and it arrives boasting plenty of bold crepuscular sounds. Consisting of two tracks ‘Maelstrom’ and ‘The Flowing Moon’, both productions are a testament to Mallone’s unique talent and ingenuity..
‘Maelstrom’ starts off with a cascade of drum layers and gradually builds into a high intensity bass line. Melodic key changes ebb and flow in the background, ladling warm textures and chiming accents, which add to the tracks overall sonority. ‘Maelstrom’s’ energy is then momentarily suspended and left hanging in the orchestral sweeps of the break down, before diving back down into a deep sea of hypnotic altos.
The second track on the EP is titled ‘The Flowing Moon’ and it depicts a colourful tapestry of listless synth lines and atmospheric touches. Well balanced with searing percussion and a strong rolling groove, this track has a sense of moon kissed melancholy. It possesses a powerful presence and fluctuates with an abstract beauty that captures your attention to the very last beat.