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  • Release Date 2019-07-12
  • Label Proton Music
  • Catalog PROTON0440
An artist with a long-time association with the underground dance scene, Subconscious Tales continues to chart an impressive path. Now returning to Proton Music, he marks a full EP debut with "Magnectares".

A Latvian artist with global renown, Ivas Tilix has seen his reputation grow steadily through his Subconscious Tales soubriquet and a unique brand of music that captures "something truly dark, yet melodic, deep, yet powerful". Able to confront his craft from a very personal and constructive angle, Tilix has been able to produce a breadth of music that sees him bare his musical soul with extraordinary and unrivalled effect.

A regular on, Suffused Music, the Subconscious Tales debut on the Lithuanian imprint saw the four-track "Till It Begins" find its mark in August 2014 before May 2015's "Arris" took centre stage. Further work for such behemoths as Balkan Connection, Mistique Music and Rimoshee Traxx have continued to showcase Tilix's work with additional multiple appearances on the best-selling Visceral compilation series.

Making his Particles debut remixing East Café in June 2017, the sublime three-track "Twisted" EP followed the same month. A Proton Music debut saw Subconscious Tales remixing David Calo's "Chronomatic" in December 2017 and it is genuine honour to welcome him back to the label with the twin-track "Magnectares".

The title track is a strong free-flowing work that revels in glorious percussive flair with its rich groove and plethora of ambient and spot effects. Hitting its stride in the second movement, a bouncing bassline adds depth, weight and dancefloor prowess before a driving arpeggio creates a dynamic melodic denouement at the mid-point breakdown. Picking up the rhythmic foundation again in the third movement, bass, percussion and melody combine to striking effect in the second half.

"Arkaya" continues the Subconscious Tales penchant for deep and resonating rhythmic grooves as a contemplative opening then makes way for an effervescent and cadenced bassline. An array of motifs and sumptuous melodic lines are juxtaposed against the rhythmic elements to fine effect, coming fully to the fore at the breakdown. A sustained chord crescendo then leads the track into a deep an inspiring third movement full of imagination, guile and craft.

A very welcome addition to the Proton Music catalogues, Subconscious Tales provides a moment of class with his twin-track "Magnectares".

Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by James Warren
Mastered by Subconscious Tales
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren