EarthLife are an Italian duo based out of Ibiza, bringing their first EP, “India” to Steyoyoke. It’s an accessible release packed with 4 strong tracks – balancing heavy beats with the kind of shimmering details that give ‘Ethereal Techno’ its name.
The EP begins with “India”, a steadily evolving track which pairs delicate synths with a compelling rhythm that ebbs and flows. “Color Of Birds” follows, adding a darker and more dynamic element. Multiple layers interact with effects that add intensity to the bass, while maintaining melodies in the higher layers. The third track, “Endless Memory”, takes a more delicate approach. EarthLife take time to create space in this track with a delicate intro, and only minimal synths, letting the production speak for itself. “Horus” closes out the EP, taking the minimal tone of the previous track and evolving these themes to a finale that speaks directly to Ethereal Techno fans.
Overall EarthLife deliver a compelling EP which shows a mastery of tones – the first two tracks focus more on a dancefloor-friendly side of techno, while the second half of the EP brings the delicacy and minimalism. It’s an exciting release for the duo, with hopefully many more to come.