Helmut Ebritsch “Luminary”

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Artist: Helmut Ebritsch
Title: Luminary
Label: Lucidflow
Remixer: Nadja Lind
Cat. #: LF041
Format: Digital
Release Date: April 4th 2013
Tracklist:
1. Luminary
2. Luminary (Nadja Lind Sin Remix)
3. Sunburst
4. 909 Lover
5. Asylum

It is a grand mistake to peg Helmut Ebritsch as a man of havles. Providing 50% of Hatikvah, Klartraum and the guiding vision of Lucidflow, coupled with over 20 years in the business counts as pedigree in my book. Having featured on several Lucidflow releases over the last few years, Helmut steps up into the spotlight for his first solo moment since mid-2011.

Usually associated with deep and rumbling dub orientated works, Luminary appropriately showcases a lighter side to Helmut’s production. It seems that our esteemed commander-in-chief has been getting his funk on, highlighted by the fact that he has been turning up to the Agile Mastering studios in full Bootsy Collins garb recently.

Title track Luminary teases you in with little delicate echoes before unfurling snarling keys upon you. Then swinging up the beats and coasting out with a soundtrack for a US West Coast convertible cruise is Sunburst; radiating with light, warmth and smiles.

909 Lover is all about the slap bass and that punchy open hi-hat of that most legendary of drum machines, before Asylum welcomes you in with a change of pace, full of micro-glitching beats and fluid keyboard solos.

If Helmut is reigning as Sun God for all intent and purposes on this EP, Klartraum partner in crime Nadja Lind takes up the role of Sea Goddess with a liquid interpretation of Luminary. Muted and melancholic, the Sin Remix wraps you up in overcast mood and urban drizzle.

Hopefully it will be less than a year and a half before we see Helmut grabbing the headlines once again, but, in case it is, grab this as it could become a collectors item.

 

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