Himan ‘Life Apperead’

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Artist: Himan
Title: Life Apperead
Label: ReSolute
Cat. #: ReS06
Release Date: 25-07-2013

ReSolute NYC has steadily built a reputation and respect over the last five years by throwing some of the best underground House & Techno parties in New York. Last November our fifth birthday was set in stone with the release of ReSolute 005, the Kolekti EP. The collaboration by label head honcho Elon & Friends, once again accumulated strong support from a long list of industry elites including, Laurent Garnier, Booka Shade and Richie Hawtin.

For our sixth release we proudly welcome Himan to the ReSolute family. The Portuguese producer has been hard at work in the studio, perfecting his craft for a little over a decade. He is currently signed to various labels including Connaisseur Recordings in Frankfurt, Freerange and Cocoon Recordings. He also runs his own imprint called Release/Sustain.

The release opens with title track “Life Appeared”. The track starts with a warm punchy kick with subtle reverb & delay efx. Himan wastes no time and introduces a bumpy, yet spaced out bass groove. Perfectly gelled with a rolling sub it drives the track effortlessly. Bit crushed claps sit nicely in the mix, and roll along bringing all elements to a crescendo, with a rising pad that is reminiscent of the sounds of House & Techno in Detroit in the early 90’s.

Next up on remix duties we have Tiefshwarz who need no introduction. The two brothers interpretation of the original is a stripped down, minimal and eerie affair laden with trippy sound effects that take you on a minimalistic joy ride.

The third track on the EP entitled “Gravity Waves” gets going with a subtly phased drum loop, followed by gritty yet catchy analogue stabs that lock you in to the initial journey perfectly. A slight tribal feel is given to the drums with the addition of bongos and congas that pick the track up before a rolling sub bass kicks in. To complete the soundscape, Himan initiates a filtered keyboard lead which rises subtly until the track breaks down and then punches back in for the final flight.

The Final track on the Vinyl is “Rotational Period”, this gem starts off beautifully with warm cords that fade in nicely alongside an arpeggiated stab that sits low in the mix. When warm bass kicks in and rolls out its drives the track effortlessly. On the digital exclusive Himan takes us down a deep and haunting piece with “Quasi Bienall”, crisp drums and stabs are layered creating something refreshing and forward thinking. We hope you enjoy this release as much as we do.

 

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