- Release Date 2018-08-27
- Label Dopamine Music
- Catalog DPM084
Spread across three tracks it's the title piece 'El Camino' which gets the release underway. Anchored by punchy beats and a bed of melodious bass, the framework gets adorned with silky harmonics and organic percussion. As rousing motifs develop, it's radiant storyboard sucks you in, before stripping down into a cavernous break with a subtle yet impassioned vibe, perfectly setting up a tepid drop.
The second selection 'Walking Between Mountains' shifts the mood with darker electronics and a deliberate groove. Chugging and rugged from the outset it's dramatic tone is perfectly dialled for the dance floor. Stripping down into the second act a wave of serenity descends over the cavernous interlude as heartfelt harmonics take you on a blissful journey back to the powerful groove.
The release concludes with 'White Rose' which continues the dark, mysterious narrative. The tempo and drive shift up a gear while waves of percussion and a tight rhythmic core resonate throughout the eight minute journey. The main break is perhaps the highlight with lovely progression and a heightened sense of emotion, perfectly setting up a massive drop where the intricate details really shine.
A stunning debut EP from Gabriel Nery who is no doubt a name you're going to be hearing a lot more from in the future.
Words by Mitch Alexander (Change Underground). Artwork by Dimitrios Papanikos.
Mastered by Dopamine.
Distributed by Proton.