Stripped Down sign up exciting new Israeli talent Parallela for a debut EP that shows off his emotive electronic sound alongside remixes from Ken Hayakawa.
Parallela is a new enigmatic artist who hails from Tel Aviv and arrives on the scene with no social media accounts or digital footprint. It's the music that comes first and he has been snapped up by Stripped Down who are going to work alongside him to get his richly emotive sounds out to the world.
For a brand-new artist, Parallela has a remarkably accomplished sound. The first track 'Waypoint' proves that with its angelic synth work and smooth rolling drums. There is a classical elegance to the arrangement that is underpinned by lush beats and an aching vocal that casts a hypnotic spell. It's epic in scale and stylish in execution. 'Q Point' shows a different side - here the drums are heavier, the synths are tense and tortured and the organic percussion adds detail to this late-night exploration. It's packed with original sound designs and make for a dramatic ride.
Austrian-born Ken Hayakawa steps up to remix after more than 20 years of crafting stylish house, often on this label. His first remix brings some cosmic tension to 'Waypoint.' The arps rise up the scale and more frazzled loops add extra bite. A second remix of the same track flips it into a deep roller meditative marching drums and dreamy melodies.
This is an exquisite EP that announces the irresistible sounds of Parallela to the world.