Brian Cid closes out a superb year with a new EP on his own Endangered label.
Brooklyn-bred Brian recently moved to Berlin and has returned to touring after an enforced break during the pandemic. Before that, he has quickly risen through the ranks and released on Bar 25, Infinite Depth and Balance, who put out his album ‘Meteorite Man’. The international press has been quick to single Brian out as one to watch and influential artists like Richie Hawtin and Tale of Us have played his music. Endangered is a label but also an event series that combines music with live performance and art, and this new EP is another fine example of its sound.
Says Brian of this latest release “Time is liquid and forever changing, adjusting & shaping itself to fulfill our deepest unconscious desires. Time gives us life, as water does, purifying our dusty karmic energy. I consider this project another chapter of the evolution of my sound. I believe that I slide into interesting territories never explored before. This EP reflects the manifestation of my deepest expression of self-empowerment. A very minimal musical approach yet filling and grandiose. A true intergalactic flight.”
Opener ‘Time is Liquid’ is a slow-burning deep techno roller that soon casts its spell. The vast drums and warm bass are detailed with a menacing synth lead and a constant sense of tension that keeps you locked in for the ride. ‘Nostalgia’ cuts a little looser, with jumbled percussion and bouncing kicks encouraging you to shake every limb. Deft synth work marbles the groove with a subtle sense of hope and light as this quietly arresting track rolls late into the night. The excellent ‘Sombras Amigas’ is another stylish mix of smooth and seductive drums and well-crafted synth work that entrances you as it unfolds with a hint of cosmic magic. Lastly, ‘Bayahibe’ is a lush melodic track with rich percussion, an array of mesmerising sounds and an overall sense of beauty that brings something fresh to the dance floor.
The ‘Time Is Liquid’ EP shows off Brian Cid’s hugely considered and stylish sound in all its glory.
1. Time Is Liquid
3. Sombras Amigas