Petrichor makes a welcome return to Soma as he builds toward the release of his debut album Mångata with his first single of 2015, State Function. The Glasgow based artist has been working tirelessly in the studio this last while and with State Function & Amor Fati, he drops two epics cuts displaying dextrous studio ability.
Title track State Function is straight up dance floor material with added Petrichor twist. A fairly boisterous track, Petrichor really breathes life into it as pulsing, sequenced synths become the body, culminating with a gentle drop back into stylistic sci-fi keys all the while retaining a solid background.
Petrichor's production and real musical ability come into their own on Amor Fati. Subtly oscillating pulses resonate across sub tones and he teases out each element of the track, adding to the tension. Through the ever evolving swell, Amor Fati quickly becomes real powerhouse as thrashing hi hats shake the foundations and live manipulation of the tripped out patterns give a vitality only this track can provide.
A Petrichor album has been something we at SomaHQ have been yearning for and this single only whets our whistle that little bit more.