- Release Date 2019-10-18
- Label ePM Music
- Catalog EPM78D
Not only is Chapman an avid producer and DJ, but also an abstract artist and photographer who brings these artistic tendencies into his music, whether its designing artwork for his Monotony label, developing a theme for his music works, or constructing a storyline for his releases and track titles.
Danu EP is no exception. The EP itself is named after a Hindu female deity of rivers and the tracks are representative of Bryans signature sound dark, stripped-down, deeply hypnotic, flowing techno. Kala is a Sanskrit word for a skilled craft or a performing art and the track is a delicately crafter opener. Nimrala which picks up the pace, is homage to the Sanskrit word Nirmala, meaning clean or pure. Ulu which brings a sense of urgency to its shadowy tones is named after a short-handled knife with a broad crescent-shaped blade traditionally used by Inuit women, while the more listless Mato is named after the Japanese for untouched land or woodland.
As Bryan further explains, "for the EP the aim was to take the meaning of Danu (river) and have all of the tracks flow and intertwine in a way that mimics the beauty, simplicity and raw unpredictability in a way only the power of a river can. All names purposelessly are just one word, to imagine all four racing down a powerful river alone and together at the same time, weaving, glancing and diving under the Danu.