Nepal :: Drift (Sequencias)

With the level of quality that the NY label is espousing it is little wonder that it is an imprint turning heads.

2013. It’s a year in which Sequencias has dared to push its boundaries. Alongside some charcoal clad Chicago, the NY imprint has begun to explore darker and more atmospheric moods with the likes of Metropolis and Healing Force Project. The boss, JM De Frias, is looking once again to Metropolis, aka Nick Lapien, and his insular world of wires and waves. Sequencias’ 5th 12” of this year is Nepal with Drift.

An eerie blur of sound introduces “Glow.” Burbles of bass meet clicks and murmurs of melody. The track has a House feel, but one of abstraction and underbelly experimentation. “Glow” is strangely familiar in style but quite different in content, harsh bellows meshing with soft harmonies. “Rebuild” occupies the flip and is a much more recognizable being. Soulful brass from Mark Nieuwenhuis ushers in the track, late night lounge supported by subtle drum patterning. The track is quite a distance from “Glow.” “Rebuild” comes from a far more comfortable location, toying with the more established parameters of Deep House.

Sequencias is getting ever more attention, such as recently De Frias getting a handsome write up and interview in Juno Plus, and rightly so. With the level of quality that the NY label is espousing it is little wonder that it is an imprint turning heads. Nepal adds a different slant to the growing catalog, oblong House alongside some more identifiable motifs. Solid stuff from the hand of Lapien.

Drift is available on Sequencias.

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