- Release Date 2017-12-11
- Label Hive Audio
- Catalog HA077
The title track Aran sees Smalltown Collective on a quite seductive tip, working TechHouse crowds on a deep and subtle level. Their pumping, yet dreamlike production provides a dreamlike, atmospheric vibe accompanied by complex, slightly Detroit-reminiscing arrangements, carefully crafted pads and spine-tingling male non-vocalism for all the steamy, hormone-driven underground club nights out there.
Akiyama, the second tune on this EP, picks up on a more fever'ish, tribal-infused vibe with its epic intro sequence from which a precisely shaped drum emerges as a super solid foundation for a dark and mystic, yet panoramic overall vibe, strikingly large scale bass waves, a well-remarkable, unique string motif and decent synth modulations as well as plucked, digitally revamped guitar tones playing around with one's perception in the stereo field.