Prolific Spanish Mecha Amper Clap (Battery Park Studio, Alivelab) is back with another milestone of a self-release! In the prolongation of his "The Dome EP" by the end of 2014, amazing "The Domain Of The Mind EP" offers a journey into Sergio Checa's brain.
Meticulously crafted, this brand new digital E.P. gathers together no less than six dancefloor friendly tunes ranging from pure old schoolish to more futuristic Electro, with a sense of end of the world doom characteristic of Amper Clap's sound.
Synthetic "Improvisation" kicks off the E.P. with 80's ambient melodies a la John Carpenter over a moody Electro rhythm, giving the tone of a much anticipating release with nostalgic touches. The title track instantly follows and merges powered beats to nice Speak'n'Spell like vocals, leading the listener to dark landscapes surrounded by an intricate unknown lifeform presence. Ace!
Nightmarish "Derangement" goes harder with rough kicks, SciFi effects and a quicker tempo. Brilliant! Combination of sonic analogue frequencies, haunting melodies and echos, groovy "Has Aroused" coming next serves up a retro slaughter with ravey influences, while creepy "Opposite" signs nothing short of a horrific tune made of alien voices, percussive 808s, and lethal layers. Superb!
Supported by a loud bassline, final track "Dangerous Acid", my favorite, sounds like a funky ode to old school Electro, fusing robotic harmonies, 303 loops and cosmic arrangements like atoms in a nuclear station.
From A to Z, brainwashing "The Domain Of The Mind E.P." guarantees to put you in a circle. Highly recommended!
Written by: Chris Nexus 6