- Release Date 2016-10-10
- Label Hydrogen
- Catalog HYDRO050
Padai opens proceedings with the stunning 'Everlast' an amalgamation of smooth bass tones, subtle drum programming, a cleverly chopped synth samples and intricately weaved chord progressions, building to a beautiful breakdown before gradually rebuilding the elements to a unrelenting crescendo of breathy pad licks, chord stabs and an ever warped bassline.
The title track 'Gravity' is a stripped back affair utilizing a hypnotizing groove as the basis of the track underpinned by a staccatoed bass that gradually eases its way to the breakdown of breaks percussive elements before unleashing into a rising melodic hook intertwined with the infectious synth that fades in and out for maximum effect.
The final track of this release titled 'Koust', delves into deeper territory, which sees lush pads fused with more sultry percussion hits underpinned by Padai's trademark bass patterns, before all manner of varied melodies weave in and out of the stereo field. This is an EP that highlights Padai's continuing maturity and variety in his productions. We could have not asked for a better release to showcase our 50th releases. Essential stuff!