as 2014 comes to an end, the london based duo is closing the year with yet another split ep. on the a-side we have vimmes, a low-slung groove with percussive textures that expand gradually and steadily, evolving along shadowy soundscapes and intricate rhythms. its a fine example of holdie gawns personal style, stripped back grooves moving along melodic tones and sound design. micawber on the other side offers a shuffled up house track under the name de jure. syncopated synth lines, lush pads and melodic textures make this an warm, lush early morning electronic affair.
holdie gawn & micawber are back with sylphe06: once again working around their usual split format. holdie gawns * moon ride* is a haunting, melancholic trip in a deep mood, that stretches slowly and steadily over 12 minutes in a journey of enchanted synths and micro-grooves. over to the b side we have * vattum* by micawber, a solid, stopming techo affair with a large, deep bassline & kikcdrum, resonating and pulsating slowly. on top crispy rides, hats & glitches accompany the groove slowly, making this ep a fine comdination between two very different yet effective tracks for the mind and the dancefloor.
as 2013 draws to a close, sylphes very own holdie gawn & micawber are delivering their first release for 2014, sylphe 05. taking shape in the familiar split format, the sylphe duo is delivering their most daring work to date. a side features >thron<, an acid influenced deep groover which expands over 11 minutes and builds up slowly with stomping sub-bass notes, combined with smooth sonic textures: a fine blend of new and old school influenced with a modern approach. on the flip, >f7< sounds a lot like an ongoing computation process. riding along edgy electronic soundscapes and a heavy kick & bass combination, it evolves evolving gradually into an experimental jam, packed up with shuffled glitches and rhythms. one copy per customer
just as summer arrives, sylphes bosses holdie gawn & micawber are delivering their third ep hypofermsenso. on the a side hypoferm has holdie gawns trademark sound, with analogue bouncy warm snares and hi-hats, accompanied by synthesized modulations and raw filtering action, forming a chuggy, sleek rhythm with deep reaching basslines and a lot of movement. on the flip, micawbers -senso- offers a tribute to experimental composer john cage by incorporating parts of his vocal works into creating a landscape of mysticism, riding along sub-bass tones and syncopated drums, an afterhours number with a psychedelic twist