Like a late-autumnal storm, each drop is ice cold and heavy like frozen liquid. Drizzling releases throughout this year on Sorry Records and Haus of Altr, along with several independent EPs, Escaflowne is a whole high pressure system of his own.
From the first lush spray of smooth wet melodies on Liquidicy, jungle-rooted beats begin dripping in sonic condensation. With Piano Power, keys strike like lightning and drums roll like thunder as the EP begins to evaporate under stormy heat. As Shades and Acid Dreamz begin pouring down lysergic arpeggiations, the boundaries of techno, footwork, and club sounds erode into a bass-driven landslide. When temperatures drop on Cursed Rhythms, frigid percussion is sent spinning over audible patches of black ice. Before the clouds finally break, Issa Perc wraps up the EP into an elliptical current of musical convection.
Escaflowne’s Shades EP is out now via his Bandcamp page, as well as his XR Luv remix on Fleet Dream’s Selph Luv EP. Stream the Shades EP below, or pick it up for yourself by clicking through.