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The 144th release on Suffused Music welcomes GBrown back to the label for his debut EP. The US artist last appeared on the Lithuanian imprint with a remix of 'Run Away' by Dynamic Illusion and Kelly Noland. Released in June it saw the New Orleans resident take the piece into progressive minded territory with great results.

Now we see GBrown returning for this much anticipated debut EP entitled 'Open'. The release begins with 'Another Perspective', a deeply engaging, percussive number. From it's dubby, mystical beginnings to offset rhythmic structures and drummy clusters it's a joy for both the mind and feet.

As the piece picks up momentum, sweeping effects pierce the air, with solemn atmospheres leading into the main break. Here a spoken word narrative takes centre-stage, it's druggy connotations meld perfectly with the psychedelic audio collage which surrounds it, before a smooth build drops the groove for what should be
a delight on the dance floor. Great start to the EP.

Continuing with 'Believe by Two Hemispheres' GBrown explores deep atmospheric themes backed by a chugging, floor friendly groove. It's slow methodical build makes for a captivating first act as each electronic accent pushes the vibe higher, culminating with a release of tension as the main break commences. Again vocals play a large role in the tracks centrepiece, with cross cultural chants and spoken words elevating the dramatic appeal, as the beats drop for another magic moment.

The release concludes with the deep and dark 'This Is Who We Are'. As the most menacing of the three it's rugged character and sinister themes immediately electrify the mind. Amidst a storm of beats and drums again sits an ominous vocal, perfectly processed with psychedelic flair it leads the piece into a deadly break.

Perhaps GBrown's most inspired moment as he crafts a tension filled interlude with undulating bass and a wave of vocal effects. Definitely a moment to lose yourself in and with an even more haunting conclusion it rounds out the EP with you wanting more. Three stunning productions from GBrown which make for a perfect debut EP on Suffused Music. Don't miss it.

Text by Mitch Alexander (Release Promo | microCastle)
Picture by Bosc d'Anjou
Mastered by Cid Inc.