What a beautiful summer here at Art Vibes! We are delighted to present the unique work of Amentia with their 3-track EP 'Aitnema'.
Coming from a jazz background, drummer Etienne and pianist Raphaël have always stood out as singular faces of the electronic music scene. For a good chunk of the previous decade, they released singles and EPs on renowned labels. 2016's 'L'aventure des Plantes' released on Amselcom received highly positive critics from the industry and paved the way for 2017's 'Miracle d'Hwange' and 2019's 'Conquête de L'Oued', both released on Sol Selectas.
Aitnema opens this record with its gliding melodies and psychedelic sounds. Acoustic drums meet electronic samples to create a hybrid and rousing beat. Mysterious tribal vocals dance around haunting synthesizers, intertwining the percussive layers intimately. It's time to dive into the realms of consciousness, looking for answers… but is there anything there to find?
Hiver is delicate and playful, a gentle invitation to let go and surrender to the eternal sunshine reflecting off of the snowy nature. A joyful hang drum contrasts with the melancholic synthetizer tones. This remote escapade wouldn't be quite as enjoyable without its tastefully overdriven electric guitar and groovy drums. When all is gone, everything is found, right here, right now.
Le dernier souffle d'Aitnema, a piano-only piece, closes the EP. While conveying nostalgia, the piece carries hints of calmness and acceptance, as if we were confidently entering the other side.
With a strong online community in major European cities, the two musicians are determined to push their sound forward and explore their wide musical tastes.