- Release Date 2013-11-20
- Label Particles
- Catalog PSE1303
From the Serbian capital of Belgrade, Jelly For The Babies opens proceedings with "Piece of Heaven", a lovingly crafted deep house, free-form organic work. Subtly swung break beats meld amongst beautiful jazz-club piano motifs, while swirling pads and percussive precision create a smooth offering. After an impressive Particles debut, Ukrainian, Following Light continues with typically innovative contribution, "The Etheric Body". Textured layers of acid-tinged 303 lines weave intricately across a collage of reverb-soaked keys and vibrato chords to produce an ethereal atmosphere resonant of sounds from deep space.
Montenegro born, Audio Storm, kicks of the next tranche with a wave of psychedelically influenced sounds that blend smoothly across a deep, unyielding bass line in "Sweet Temptation". Light melodic refrains entwine themselves between the heavy rhythmic groove to impressive effect. From Mozyr in the south of the land-locked Belarus, Michael A continues his affinity for "progressive house and techno" as he finds a home in his "Castle". Hypnotic, driving beats combine with warm, filtered bass create a rich groove from which a series of effects and a twisted, sculpted lead line complete the picture.
Russian artist, Magshine adds to his growing reputation with two tracks. "Grand Tartaria" features a delightfully plucked groove that reverberates throughout, creating a rhythmic bed when combined with patterned shakers, simple melodic motif and pitched vocal cut. "Tara's Nature" provides a deeper, low-slung moment but with echoed themes of its predecessor as head-shaking groove, vocal phrases and deep organic bass provide a wondrous vibe.
South America takes up the reins as Mexican UvO provides a luscious trip with "When I Start to Forget". A series of undulating pads shimmer their way across the track, juxtaposed against an unremitting techno bass pattern and crisp hi-hats. Argentinean, Martin Kazez then raises the energy slightly with "Untouchable". A driving rhythm finds its place alongside smooth and glossy chord stabs and developing lead lines, to create a multi-faceted melodic layer of grace and poise.
Following the initial release of Jonas Afonso's "Tone" in the Summer of 2013, Canadian, Biologik now closes "Fall Particles" 2013 with a truly special remix. Afonso's original elements are brilliantly crafted into a progressive jewel that builds and develops fluently amongst angular, rhythmic beats and smooth and glossy pads, rich in harmonic texture.
A 'fall classic" as Particles once again discovers a rich blend of music that echoes the nostalgia of summer's end.
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc., Following Light, Michael A, Martin Kazez, Nick Stoynoff
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren