tresydos records return to the spotlight with their fifth release. Putting certain external factors aside, 2020 has been a standout year for the Madrid label. Marius delivered on TYD004, which brought with it a new look as warm and electric as the music it represents. This flavour continues in image and in sound as Wil Do steps up to the series with ‘Astral Engineering’.
After several years playing to crowds in his native Paraguay and neighbouring Argentina, this marks a welcome break into the world of production. Clearly having made an impression with his contribution to the tresydos digital VA a few months previously, Wil Do now celebrates his first vinyl only.
‘Beyond Earthly’ is a no-nonsense opener. Intergalactic in name, sound and sample, depicting blatant communication with extraterrestrial life. It starts off warm and fuzzy, thanks to a breakbeat sub-bass and dainty percussion in chiming high notes. As the melodies develop under cosmic treatment, delicate chords set a relatively tranquil scene.
This might be a little deceptive, as a hard-hitting snare takes over slicing through the beat. Vigorous acid stabs dominate for a moment, offering a peak in energies before deep harmonies take back the centre stage. Such a fusion of hands up rave contrasting with floating groove would surely slot in nicely deep into the morning.
‘Deep Aural Feelings’ on A2 nods to a 90s acid feel, while over on the B side ‘Fundamental Rhythm’ delivers an injection of deeper house. ‘Strings of Dawn’ brings the up-beat, a real amalgamation of flavours across both sides of the wax.