After remixing Idriss D's smash-hit 'Cross My Mind', Lausanne's Mirko Loko is back on Memento with a superb release taking us on a journey of delicate melodies and aethereal atmospheres, showing his unique talent in creating brilliant song structures and compositions.
And as if that wasn't enough, Cadenza's boss and musical master Luciano graces the Italian label with a personal take on Mirko's track , once more highlighting his unrivalled vision in shaping emotional soundscapes and exquisitely fine sonic moods.
'Gipsy-Q''s rhythm is lively and mesmerizing, with bubbly percussions and wispy bells interspersed with uplifting bright sounds.
At various points, a bass chord progression cuts through, giving the feeling of a dream-like fortune teller's prayer moving in a persistent motion.
Luciano slows it down just a bit and designs a funkier bass line coupled with trippy aqueous drumming and out of time tribal choirs.
Rootsy and raw snare backbeats go hand in hand with swinging scat singings, and a rousing vagabond gitano feeling flows throughout the record.
The stream of ancestral rituals, the spirit of travellers who wander the lands and reach far away places is the inspiration behind this wonderful piece of work.
A folk ballad in its true original meaning, this one is made for the souls that roam the earth.
Two months only into the new year, Mirko Loko and Luciano give us another excellent example of their eclectic taste, already establishing this ep as a standout in Memento's 2012 discography.