Swiss imprint Hive Audio has been on a prolific run of form recently, with their 7 Years of Hive Audio compilation earning rave reviews across the board. Their latest endeavour is no less compelling, with Swiss native Kellerkind marking his return to the imprint via the dexterous hues and sultry strands that characterise the Tristesse EP.
Sweltering vibes and sporadic keys usher in the title track, before a heavy-slung bassline adds a sure fire dose of energy to the already potent equation. The quieter, more pitched-back moments come armed with a heightened range of suspense too, making this one an apt weapon to draw on when the dance floor requires something special.
As its title alludes to, the B-side, Le Voyage, brings the listener on a proverbial journey, with its summery, Balearic synths and groove-drenched capabilities ensuring it signs off the package with gusto. In all, the Tristesse EP its an intricate insight into the mind of a most reputable producer.