- Release Date 2017-09-08
- Label Souvenir Music
- Catalog SOUV086
Starting off the 3-track EP is 'Tunnel,' a brilliantly designed piece of analogue magic with a noticeably gentle (yet effective) kick drum effectively driving the track. Saturated with atmospheric sound and a sinister, playful acid line throughout, 'Tunnel' takes the listener into the darkest realms of M€RCY's musical minds. The track hits a crescendo in the middle with the addition of synth melodies which seem fitting for in a cinematic epic, but never losing the heads down dancefloor vibe of serious late night delights.
Beefing up the beats but keeping the murky vibe is a 'Tunnel' remix from Barcelona's Fur Coat, who remain loyal to the original theme but twist it into a slightly larger room affair. Shuffling hi hats and an onslaught of cleverly placed FXs capture the original analogue melodies through what seems to be speakers placed at the end of a long, endless tunnel. The steady flow allows only a few well timed breaks in the hi-hats to allow the dancefloors a chance to breathe. Truly heavy underground remix vibes from this incredibly prolific duo.
Rounding out the EP is 'Blessing' which beams a haze of light into the darkened world of M€RCY. Mysterious chords flow in and out of the gritty rhythm structure whilst heavy atmospheric tones elevate the music to a place that 'nearly' feels safe. M€RCY has a true talent for keeping a dark feeling in their music, yet allowing the listener the hope that safety is just around the bend. With a gorgeous breakdown halfway through 'Blessing,', Mercy teases the listener with feelings of optimism before driving the track right back into beautifully darkened waters with incredibly arranged production.