Haunting, minimal and downbeat, such beautiful sounds filling my room…
‘Twilight of Ages’ is a brand new release from German label Broque, whom, Canned Static have covered a few of their excellent releases in the past. I guess I’m taken aback from the warmth of this production, I mean it is analogue warm, feels and sounds like it was recorded sometime in the 90’s although the music itself is certainly in our millennium it does lean to the previous generations of post rave chill and those side rooms for hanging around in the ecstasy starts to fall.
Title track (track 3) ‘Twilight of Ages’ does throw a slight curved ball with the change pace and mood. I wouldn’t put this on during the after party probably because it has a more serious edge with sense of urgency, still a cool track that sits nicely on this release. In reality, all of the tracks are different and contrasting but sit nicely together. I love the bass line on Son of the Morning and the ice cool vocoder that cuts through and interspaces the groove. All clever stuff and the rich variety keeps me plugged in listening for more.
There is a great sense of experimentation throughout the EP, pushing boundaries, exploring different avenues. I love the adventure of the whole thing, sort of a journey with those lovely warm sounds and a retro feel. Very much in the camp of 90’s legends such as the Orb (particularly with the voice samples). I even hear elements of minimal house creep in from time to time.
Mar io – ‘Twilight of Ages’ is a must have download to have in anyone’s ambient electronic music collection. Just great sounds and brilliant beats. Available from major platforms and even free direct from the broque site.
01. Dimmer02. Come, Take Some03. Twilight of Ages04. Son Of The Morning05. A Part Of Past And Future06. The Space @ Night07. Tune Out