- Release Date 2009-02-04
- Label Echelon
- Catalog ER013
Named after the concentric meditation diagrams of the Buddhists, 'Mandala' represents the more progressive house sound of Synthika, already heard in 'Nirvana'. The minimal groove of the bass line grinds a resolute groove with the dry percs, and the mesmerizing main theme gives the whole tune a cool cut dance twist. Small variations make way for a short break which gives people a moment before Mandala gives the crowd another go.
Anticipation is the speedier track of the EP, coloured by the hurrying feel of the repeating main melody. A monotonous backstrike bass line pumps throughout the track persistently with dry minimal sound percs. The breakdown gives a short pause until the hurrying melody comes back, in an even more relentless variation, demanding the dancers to shake it with all they got."