Deep Woods, one part of the duo behind 3Bridge Records, presents his newest creation, Owls EP. Partially a concept work, it’s three slices of deep tech house create beautiful atmospheres, each track highlighting a different owl and building the music around it.
Leading the sequence, ‘The Barn Owl‘ chugs along with racing hi-hats, tech-laden percussion, and sparkling leads that coast over the terrain of moody pads and sublime sounds. This can be great as a late night track with fog lights encompassing the dancefloor or in the scene of a fantasy type film where sunlight pokes through the dark forests where creatures wait and observe their surroundings.
‘The Great Horned Owl‘ takes things in a bit more of a darker direction. It’s known that this type of owls are strong predators, feeding on an amalgam of other animals. You get an image of that hearing the tone of the track as if you might be running from one (as a small animal) or observing a parliament of them having some sort of group ritual. You’ll hear their chants scattered here and there as the song builds and morphs.
Lastly, ‘The Screech Owl‘ is almost a combination of the first 2 tracks, blending ethereal elements, tribal type drums, and echoed string riffs. Their vocals are here too if you were ever curious how they sound.
Owls are a mythical type of bird and this EP perfectly captures their aesthetic with these three great pieces.