- Release Date 2017-08-25
- Label Particles
- Catalog PSI1731
From Cali, in the south west of the country, close to the Pacific coast, Sanclemente has built a strong and rapidly evolving reputation for himself. With close to a double century of Beatport production credits, the Colombian has thus found himself a regular on high-profile labels that include Einmusika, Baroque and Darin Epsilon's Perspectives Digital, since a debut for Suite 7 Records and the five-track September 2013, "Angels". Indeed, it was through the "Galathea" and "Arisen" tracks in 2015 that Kamilo saw his stock rise even higher for the Epsilon led label, with another appearance on the "MMW and WMC 2017 Sampler" with "The White City" in March 2107.
Supported by such icons of the underground dance arena as Hernan Cattaneo, Tim Penner and Danny Lloyd, Kamilo Sanclemente continues to impress with original and remix production material in the progressive and tech house genres. Now making his debut on Particles, the "Revelations" EP presents a musical triptych of the highest order.
Opening, with the title track, the dark brooding sounds of "Revelations" build effortlessly through sumptuous pads and eerie lead line that flows in liquid beauty. Through its elegant and evolving characteristic, a strong rhythmic foundation is laid with clicking percussive cadence, before a haunting vocal phrase permeates the upper frequencies, lending a richly textured layer to Sanclemente's work.
"Desolation" continues the Colombian's exacting attention to detail as a strong percussive groove provides a beats-laden backdrop. Building with consummate-ease, themes mirrored in "Revelations" are immediately evident as free-flowing middle-eastern melodies ease into the mid-range. Hitting its stride in the third movement, the rhythmic urgency, counterpoint motifs and reprised themes, showcase Sanclemente's skill and technique.
Fuelled by a driving, running bass line that supplies urgency and dynamism, "Another Earth" builds with gathering pace as strong beat and offbeat snare/clap combine with hi-hat pattern to create a robust backdrop. A filtered arpeggio enters the fray with rising chord progressions and epic snare fills, creating a storming floor-filler that thrills the senses. Sanclemente's technical knowledge of the dance arena is in full evidence through carefully placed use of rise and drop in an impressive club track.
The "Revelations" over Kamilo Sanclemente's talent are in little doubt in his three-track musical vignette.
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren