Stefano Lotti & Luca Fabiani’s Equilibrium Lab has always placed an emphasis on eclecticism, having already championed everything from techno to house to minimal. Their most recent release arrives courtesy of compatriotGery Otis – with the Neapolitan continuing the label’s rich vein of form thanks to ”The Color Of The Moons” E.P.
His debut release for the imprint sees Otis adhere to typically trippy and somewhat ‘out there’ soundscapes, with the EP’s first original, ”White Moon” – complete with pulverizing percussion and mounds of white noise – particularly indicative of the fact. Sparse, but with just enough tension to keep the listener enthralled throughout, it’s a promising start on a captivating journey.
The similarly titled ”Orange Moon” is next. Again, the drums play a focal role, and despite not digressing much, the heavy emphasis on the loop is more than enough to keep matters interesting. The moon theme continues unabated on ”Black Moon”, a record that is – ironically – even more colorful than its predecessor. Intricate, calculated and shaped by a lovely smattering of snares and melodies, it saunters to a finish line that’s swelling with a confident ambiance.
The last of the four originals is ”Eighties”. Haunting vocals are the order of the day this time, as hissing sounds interject at various points to add to the overall madness. Otis’ debut for Equilibrium Lab hints at considerable promise – here’s to plenty more to come.
Release DetailsLABEL : EQM
COUNTRY : United Kingdom
FORMAT : Vinyl/Digital