a journey through the eyes of the sons and daughters of the four seasons. intricate and deliberate, soft spoken yet focused, the sophomore release on crihan s mezin imprint attempts to deliver a complementary aural experience to the perception of time and evolution thereof, through his own acoustic sensibilities.
welcome little brother, or mezin, to the start of your new adventure with “ramane intre noi ep”. constantly experimenting and evolving, the next logical step for alin was creating an outlet to let loose some of his music, new, old, or in between. with early support from petre inspirescu, rhadoo, cezar or sammy dee, this little brother’s journey is just beginning.
the third truelovesounds vinyl is coming from our friend alin crihan - bucharest/romania. the „grosso modo“ ep is an outstanding two tracker record which conveys some meaningful, compelling and ghostlike elements combined with its own groove and rythm. limited copies! 300 copies
for its seventh installment paragram welcomes two east european talents, rabotnic and crihan. bez tapok is a deep exploration into dark immersive soundscapes and multi-layered experimental sounds. each track is a representation of the artists personal take on finely crafted grooves and sound designed elements.
it is no exaggeration to say that ultrastretch has accumulated an array of outstanding releases and artists since its creation in 2011. one knows that being as renown a representative of the underground music scene as sammy dee is, he can easily sign music from any established artist he would like, the so called ‘big names’, however, when we look at the past seven releases on ultrastretch, the agenda here seems to be another. what has become an apparent and admirable feature of this label/platform and of sammy dee himself is his clear support for new music from young and yet to be discovered talents. it is on that note that ultrastretch 08 brings you romanian artist crihan. hailing from a small town close to cluj, alin crihan moved to bucharest in 2009 to be more in touch with the underground scene and music in the capital as it poses more opportunities for him to grow and develop. from dj’ing in the most various clubs in his home country, his first steps into western europe as a dj came earlier last year at no less than the legendary robert johnson club alongside petre inspirescu in frankfurt. producing under his real name for the past four years, crihan’s release for ultrastretch brings two tracks, setting the listener into two very distinctive paths. the a side, * uelden* is a dance floor oriented track. the first words to come to mind are groove and rhythm, giving the track a somewhat funky feeling overall. the elements have been crafted carefully and therefore appropriately placed just where and when you need them. by simply starting the track with a bass line and shuffling hihats he slowly develops to a journey that not onlyventures further into groove and rhythm but also in mind grabbing harmonies with deep/airy sounding pads giving it a comforting sense of beauty and obscurity. the b side is called a doua dimensiune, literally translated from romanian it means the second dimension. doing justice to the title the track does generate the feeling of being in another dimension. it is a very deep affair into mind-altering soundscapes, very atmospheric and at times dark and obscure. attention to detail is apparent judging by the overlayering of elements featured in this track. a constant rolling base formed of water tapping ambient sounds give way to harmonies made up of strings and random noises on top.
fourth tvir ep headed romar, rora label owner. he is the one who realy knows how looks like true quality deep sound. remix comes from romanian musician crihan. this vinyl is strong recommended to the real judges of beautiful electronic music. the artwork for the ep is inspired by ukrainian folklore influences.