2017 marks a big year of change for us at Downpour. With new forward thinking music, a fresh take on our catalogue and a label rebrand it only seemed fitting that we begin this year with a big release from our label head Guyus Grey. Join us as we go from our Intergalactic Catalogue into our Terra Catalogue with Guyus Grey's Eidolons EP.
Eidolon, a phantom, an apparition, a fantasy, an ideal. These are the motifs found within the contents of Guyus Grey's latest concept EP here on Downpour. The entirety of this progressive techno release is to be enjoyed as a journey into Grey's own ideals and fantasies. Every sound, every groove and every record within the EP are directly inspired by Guyus Grey's favourite science fiction stories and fantasy tales.
First up is 'Valgari', which was inspired by one of Grey's own stories and features cosmic textures underpinned by driving low-slung drums and sweeping atmospherics before 'Thrakun's thudding low end and thunderous bass motifs renders the track as an animated big room number.
Next up is 'Oglasa', which was inspired by the French adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo and combines intoxicating drum arrangements with brisk synth pads until the mechanical tech-house cruncher 'Construct Council' closes the EP with a minimal aesthetic, toying with the theme of Artificial Intelligence.