May 12, 2013
After a busy year of five releases in 2012, Cinematic is already back to it in 2013 with the fourth release by label debutant Florian Muller. Alongside the burgeoning Frenchmans original contributions sit some heavyweight remixes, namely from wildly idiosyncratic Mathematics label boss Hieroglyphic Being and Reference, aka Detroit dub-smith Luke Hess and Brian Kage. Mullers first contribution You demonstrates a predilection for dubby deepness and polished production.
Infectious claps and almost subliminal kicks power along the groove as ambient synth soundscapes drift above and a lone cry of You injects some very real emotion. The remix from Reference kicks much harder and faster, as you might expect, but is just as doused in dub richness. This time the synths are sharper and louder in the mix as tumultuous percussion grows in stature. A lush and classicist string breakdown is dramatic and epic in all the right ways and simply screams to be played loud.
Muller’s other contribution is Mobius Dub, a deep and dark experimental track that buries synthetic sounds, marching drums and the sound of a discordant orchestra well down below the surface. Paranoid and gnarly, the choice of remixer in Hieroglyphic Being couldn’t be more apt. The Chicagoan injects yet more nervy and obscured instrumental squiggles into the heart of the track and allows the pulsing kicks to roam free below. Its occult and mysterious like all the mans music and closes out a diverse EP.
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