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Madloch's Sound Avenue imprint rounds out the summer season by welcoming Tristan Case back to the label for his debut EP. Renowned for his dreamy yet reassuringly tough and beautifully balanced approach to deep house, UK born, Australia based artist Tristan Case has carved out a sound all his own. From his 2020 debut on Do Not Sit On The Furniture to more recent offerings via Flug Lab, onedotsixtwo and UGENIUS Music, the Sydney resident has enjoyed a three-year creative swell. Sound Avenue has also been a landing spot for Tristan's organic sounds, with a contribution to Volume Four of the imprint's popular 'Correlation' series marking his label debut in April of last year. This well received first offering would lead to 2022 remixes of Mariner + Domingo and Nopi, both of which were written in conjunction with Australian artist Tam Barlow. Now returning to the label in solo capacity once again, Tristan presents 'Aurora's Story' alongside a remix from Barry Jamieson. 

EP opener and title selection 'Aurora's Story' finds Tristan operating at the peak of his creative powers. Fuelled by emotion and groove; its warm voluptuous basslines, liquid-like rhythms and tight percussive arrangements resonate on a transcendent level. Deep and melodic across the first movement, Tristan continues his elusive ways with balmy overlays, arpeggiated fragments and panning effects creating a bridge into the main break. Sitting in a poignant yet thought provoking space, a stunning melodic narrative captivates as the interlude evolves, flowing through fluttery motifs and colourful textures as tasteful modulation spearheads a groove-centric drop and nostalgic finale.

Making his label debut and providing the lone interpretation of 'Aurora's Story' is Barry Jamieson. Born and raised in England but now based in New York, the UK artist has had a hand in some of electronic music's most revered tracks. From engineering some of Sasha's career defining productions, to remixing New Order, The Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode, Orbital, Madonna, Seal and more, Barry has been one of the most transcendent figures in the evolution of electronic music. More recently Barry's inimitable production touch has found a home on ICONYC, Mango Alley, Proton and Replug. Now adding Sound Avenue to his resume Barry debuts on the label with a stunning rendition of 'Aurora's Story'. With a greater club sensibility, Barry takes inspiration from the original, remodeling the track into a dizzying dance floor slam. Complete with a spectacular effects narrative, hyperactive rhythms and a forest of fresh sonic details, it's an adrenalized energy-rush for the ages - one where Barry lands sounding bigger than ever.

Rounding out the release are the broken beats and earnest musicality of 'Twelveslept'. From buoyant upbeat beginnings come heartfelt themes and striking percussive arrangements which captivate leading into the break. Looking to bring greater emotional depth, Tristan reaffirms his musical prowess with heartfelt harmonics, choir-like overlays and balmy effects which play across the main break, only to be washed away in a timely fashion for a goosebump inducing conclusion. Tristan continues to impress with his Sound Avenue return, a three-track affair which continues an incredible year for the fast-rising progressive phenom.

Written by Mitch Alexander | www.releasepromo.com

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