Last updated on September 11th, 2020 at 07:14 pm
Vern – Clarobscur [Octophonic]
Octophonic returns with its second pressing, an amazing four-tracker titled “Clarobscur” signed by local DJ and producer Vern. Managed by Serbian artist Stoilku, the imprint was recently founded and delivered its first release in January with Priku at the controls. More materials will be published in time for sure, as the music already enjoys support from important names in the international scene.
Catalin Chifan aka Vern is hailing from Constanta, the largest port-city at the Romanian shores of the Black Sea. Here he made his first contact with electronic music almost ten years ago and since that moment he continuously worked on improving his skills as a selector and producer. His distinct sound incorporates elements from progressive techno, deep grooves and minimalistic rhythms, all elegantly intertwined in order to create immersive journeys. Aside from several independent works made available through Bandcamp, among the imprints he worked with we find Rowle, Lokomotiv, Joule Imprint and Re.Face Limited.
Side A opens with the title track “Clarobscur”, a driving piece designed with warm textures and a rolling drumming pattern that create a spacious atmosphere, perfect for the afterhours. Following, “Delight” provides a more classic approach to house music, being flavoured with minimalistic percussive arrangements and ever-evolving complementary soundscapes.
On Side B we first find “Epilog”, a pumping electric cut built with numerous melodic variations and vast breakdowns, all set to spin into a hypnotic ride at around 125 BPM. “Trivial” closes the wax with a solid progressive sound infused with bright background pads, subtle reverberating effects and chilled tension-building moments. The wax stands as yet another solid argument for the young producer’s unique vision on modern electronic music. A must-have right here!
Grab your copy of Clarobscur at deejay.de.
Cat. number: OCTOPHONIC002
Release date: 12.08.2020
Words by AndreiB
About feeder sound
The feeder sound II project is organized by Save or Cancel team, composed of Cristina Popa (random) and Andrei Racovițan (ubic), through feeder.ro and is co-funded by AFCN, Thematic area: Digital art and new media. The program does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the program or the way the program results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.
feeder sound is a showcase of local and international talent alike comprised of DJ sets and fresh tunes meticulously curated in a sound collection which promotes mutual recognition and cultural exchange between musicians worldwide. Visit the project’s page feeder sound, EP reviews and exclusive premiere to find out more about past, current and future activities.
About Save or Cancel
Since 2008, Save or Cancel is a medium of communication and propagation of the arts and culture, promoting and facilitating their role in contemporary society.
The self-initiated multidisciplinary programs of Save or Cancel aim to identify sustainable and adaptable opportunities for (re) valorization of the existence through architectural, cultural and editorial projects.