mulen marks the arrival of its second vinyl with the release aloft from tish. this kiev-based lady is definitely seen as a key player in the ukrainian underground. the original mix of aloft is stripped-down vogue techno with a funky baseline and tick-tock percussion. the track is flashing out the skippy, atmospheric style one might call mulen s signature sound. under number two we have samples of silence where tish explores possibilities of rhythm and space. the track progresses through a clean path of precision drums to a warmer meditative lead. on the b-side cadenza native valentino kanzyani plugs 9 minute remix of the titled aloft. quoting a minimal running techno, kanzyani stockpile some much-needed tension while keeping the arrangement uncluttered. his hypnotic groove beneath a blunted and ponderous baseline deliver us a darker, more cosmic vibe.
hypnotic groovin 4 tracker! leaving behind trendy peak-time sound, io delves deep into the depths of house music and takes to it like duck to water. firstly, jazz riffs and abundance of syncopation, draw attention to themselves and make the sound more >mature< and original. samples, without which it is difficult to imagine io are softer and deeper, rhythms are slowler. thanks to the creative production techniques, percussion grooves organically develop into melodies, this will most certainly please real music lovers. following a string of differently brilliant ep projects, io are finally releasing their debut album. the outlet for the album release is, a very well known to io fans, label mulen. without any exaggeration barefooter can be called a longplayer - album, as it consists of 14 tracks, 10 of which will be available in digital format and 4 only on vinyl.