Remixers: Ancient Methods, Oscar Mulero
Format: Vinyl, Digital
Label: Lycaon Records
Cat. #: LYC002
Release Date: March 1st, 2012
A1 Polar Era
B1 Polar Era (Ancient Methods remix)
B2 Atom Vanguard (Oscar Mulero remix)
Digital Bonus Atom Vanguard
Digital Bonus Polar Era (Ancient Methods Extended mix)
‘Polar Era’ comes out! This is the second reference of Lycaon ™, label owned by Agony Forces, the group that already surprised with their first: ‘The Noir Age’. This delivery is composed by two original tracks and remixes by the duo Ancient Methods from Berlin, and by the leader of techno in Spain, Oscar Mulero.
The reference opens with the original version of Polar era, a pulsing and hypnotic techno track. White noise and reverb-soaked atmospheres get the intensity grow higher and higher until the climax, in which a pad makes an appearance and then returns to the initial energy. 909 rhythms and percussions make this a perfect piece for DJ’s working the track.
Vertebra is the second cut, where the AF shows the distinguishing features of his characteristic sound, a track in which the sensitivity of idm and techno with a capital combine to result in a timeless cut. Deep drums, futuristic stabs and sound of classic rhythm are the ingredients of the end of side A.
The two producers Ancient Methods take charge of the first of the remixes, and bring in their distinctive sound to the reference giving a twist to the original track, getting the more industrial side playing with the intensity of the rhythms and hypnotic melodies. No doubt the producers “Made in Berlin” stamped their breath on the track.
The reference closes with Oscar Mulero’s remix, who brings out his most thoughtful and timeless character to build a track in which the influence of electronic with roots in the past decade is more than obvious. Not to mention his trademark and his background in the world of techno, the track is a perfect brooch to close this second reference.