Premiere: A1 – Dorothy’s Dream – Ecstatic [SKIPAUDIO003]


Skip Audio welcome the mystical Dorothy’s Dream moniker in their third vinyl release.

The Barcelona based label have soon become one to watch with two well recieved releases from Romania’s Direkt, as well as a finely curated various artist EP featuring Giuliano LomonteFabrizio MauriziVincent Casanova, and Viceversa.

Intricate head music occupies much of the collective’s vision. Skippy rhythms meet with spacey, thought-provoking atmospheres that slots neatly within the repetitve, hynotising formulas associated with these longer form works.

Returning to their inaugaral various artists format, the third release welcomes Dorothy’s Dream, Dubtape, Herck and Vlad Arapasu to the label.

Stepping up to the vinyl’s A1 in this premiere is a mysterious new face on the scene. Dorothy’s Dream slotted into the vinyl market late last year with a number of trippy, etheral cuts for Cedesciu Wax, Apă, and Botanic Minds.

The unkown artist’s dreamy, ceramic-like themes have been picked up by many selectors across the micro realms. Nu Zau, Crihan and Priku have each supported the project’s music at the recent Sunwaves editions.

‘Ecstatic’ continues this elusive story with a deeper trip. Pensive, groaning synths bubble beneath ominous piano notes growing over the beat. Atmospheres are lathered with detail, creating a refreshing depth to the track. Sultry vocal samples occasionally wash over the mix, adding to the mystic vibe.

Subtle melodies slot between slinky, pottery percussions loaded with character. It’s the kind of simplistic, stripped back minimal that brings dry, common sounds to life. Sounds feel as if they could have been built from a series of field recordings, shaped together with a classy touch.

Stretching out over eight minutes, this extended cut is bound to be fused with similar stripped back flavours. With a strong following already behind this new-found project, ‘Ecstastic’ is soon to be immersed into the scene’s multi-deck mixing style.

Dubtape shapes a warm, inviting cut for the record’s A2. Hopeful pads meander between a tight rhythm hosting a similar stripped back, analogue vibe. Herck explores an experimental trip in ‘Drunken Strings’ on the B side. Dissonant guitar sounds slither over a stoned, druggy beat filled with after-hour energy.

Vlad Arapasu continues the trippier, explorative realms in his contribution. Pacey stabs dart between a sludgey, metallic atmosphere to conclude this versatile EP.

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