Antalya / Tenerife
2 July 2012
|Antalya||Ost & Meyer|
|Tenerife||Ost & Meyer|
The Bat Yam of Turkey began with the best pretro ever. This EP shows what music can be when all seconds are treated fairly- see Enhanced Recordings for more examples. This is a rare style, almost as rare as trancestep, which should have been more popular then, & should be more popular now. Blueprint timeline of Antalya's 'brisktrouse':
Sliding, slowly shifting curls open us to a catchy beat of drums, this one being three emptied pauses & one kickle down. The essence is the little 'duu' at every so interval. The essential essence is the rolling bassboa coiling around. Now for the squeeze.
Ehko vocal cuts & an occasional dramatic high note to catch us so off guard that we spill the drinks of our soul. The tune itself has the personality of a walnut filled with cockroaches, an insipid kroak that restarts very eight seconds to remind us that consistence is futile. The commiserable piano adds itself to the pyre like a woman to her husband's funeral, just making us sadder, & not in the intended way. But you can get free audio software to cut out this part & skip/repeat the next, the thankful return to that constrictor. It seems harder & dryer now. I can't put my finger on it, but I want my whole hand on it.
Moving on from that retriment, Tenerife is known internationally as the "Island of Eternal Spring". Here's why:
The elečtrotrasħ is as forgettable as Antalya's tune. The tune, meanwhile, is subreal roration, despite being just as repetitive. Such posttropical Venus as this is almost too good for tears- musical eversion & its nuclear confusion are an airtight desperation in this case. It is the inherent soulnessness & fatalism of Tenerife that make its barebones postminimal tunepunch so bloodfilled. The drumfall between segments completes the humanity, never needing or being helped by the four-piece ascent that arrives later. Instant hanguish from Tenegrief makes this mind-etching antegradation, so simple, but tonnage. It's the drive behind the ascenting descent that makes O&M's pengoodbye so pearled.
- 'Dharma'- 7 Skies