Entoniu & Agape – Station EP [EA001]
After dispatching “Multumesc Mult EP” on Tip Tap Records, the Italian duo Entoniu & Agape present their first independent release, titled “Station EP”. Catalogued EA001, the fresh material provides two original tracks, available in digital format on the artist’s Bandcamp page.
Making music together for more than ten years and having collaborated with imprints like Deep Tech Records, Enough! Music, DataTech, Zeitlos, Phunk Traxx, Baile Musik, Frucht, 2 Owls Limited, Introspection, and many many others, stands as an argument for the duo’s versatility. Recently we saw them present on Raravis009, a Various Artists compilation series coming from the local underground scene, so we can say with certainty that the two are on the rise. Having an interest in the Romanian culture and music, as well as being more and more active as music makers, will surely see a lot of new stuff coming from Entoniu & Agape soon.
Choosing not to drop this EP on a label and going for self-publishing looks like a proper step in their career. Designed with a distinct sound developed by the two, the groovy nature of the cuts are flavoured with deep tech and minimal techno influences.
Here’s a preview of “Station EP”:
“Station” kicks in with a solid techy percussion that flows along with a heavy bassline and playful hi-hats. The arrangement used for introducing the track evolves into a really groovy dimension when multiple layers join in, maintaining a steady rhythm and yet delivering intensity to the whole. In the background, we can hear grainy field recordings, as well as heavy modulated effects that add up to the dynamic atmosphere.
“Talisman” unfolds as a deeper cut, having a slowed down tempo and long pads in focus. The minimalistic percussion sounds glitchy and a plucked effect builds a gloomy sequence around it. The build-ups get dubby and dreamy in nature, providing the track with an exotic and relaxed balance.
You can find “Station EP” signed by Entoniu & Agape, here.
Artist: Entoniu & Agape
Title: Station EP
Label: not on label
Cat. number: EA001
Release date: 07.12.2018
Words by AndreiB