Pandilla LTD, Andrea Ferlin, Kai Kan, Wareika – Various Artists 001 [Sophisticated Curiosity]
Focused on the idea of making a compilation of crossed genres tracks created by “different thinking” artists, the freshly founded Russian label Sophisticated Curiosity presents its first pressing in the form of a Various Artists selection that features four amazing tracks signed by Pandilla LTD, Andrea Ferlin, Kai Kan and Wareika. The artwork is designed by Olga Nikitina and the mastering was done by Alessio Mereu (AMAM).
“Corazon”, the first track on Side A is produced by the Portuguese trio Pandilla LTD (Helio Filipe, Diogo Magalhães, Tiago Fontes) and drops a hypnotic minimal sound designed with seductive vocals in focus, a steady-paced rhythm, warm and introspective background textures as well as spacious breakdowns. The artists are well-known for their activity in the international scene while their discography includes collaborations with Sleep Is Commercial, Funhaus, Karton, Parama, Wurzel as well as independent releases.
Following, Andrea Ferlin‘s “Fetre” reveals a solid stripped-down composition that will keep you on your toes from start to finish. The deep and meditative mood is powered by a constant energetic stream of elements while the shuffling hi-hats and the main 4/4 drumming patterns provide an excellent funky boost. Alongside Francesco Assenza, Andrea brought to life Sleep is Commercial in 2008, followed by Proboscide and Atoll in 2016. Other works were published by Freak n’ Chic, Religio Audio, Mindshake Records, Contexterrior and Vokodek Music.
Side B opens with “And Then, I Dreamt About You” by Kai Kan, a mysterious musician from Japan. The track delivers a twisted narrative where broken percussive sequences blend with warped effects, glitched patterns, eerie vocal samples and spiralling arrangements while the closing cut “Heartbeat” by the German trio Wareika (Jakob Seidensticker, Florian Schirmacher, Henrik Raabe) can be described as “rumble in the organic jungle”. Here, organic pad spheres, drone synthesizers and morphed pianos elegantly blend with breakbeat and tribal elements, concluding the record with style. Wareika are well-known for their releases with Perlon, Visionquest, Mule Musiq, Connaisseur Recordings, Future Classic, Tartelet Records, Amphia and Mezin, to name a few.
Grab your copy of Various Artists 001 by Sophisticated Curiosity at deejay.de.
Artists: Pandilla LTD, Andrea Ferlin, Kai Kan, Wareika
Title: Various Artists 001
Label: Sophisticated Curiosity
Cat. number: SOCUR001
Release date: 25.06.2021
Words by AndreiB
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