Minilogue – Snake Charmer

Minilogue - Snake Charmer

This latest offering is one hell of a coup, with Swedish techno forerunners Minilogue’s sophomore Wagon Repair release. Following in the footsteps of 2007’s ‘Elephant’s Parade’, the Malmo duo have also released on such luminary labels as Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels and Traum Schallplatten. They have recently received critical acclaim for their artist album ‘Animals’ and jazz fusion album as IMPS on Japan’s Mule imprint. As ever, this release is laden with the kind of warped sounds and dense textures that have become their signature. Always pushing the envelope, Minilogue transcend expectations with every release. Opener ‘Snake Charmer’ incorporates ghostly eastern flute sounds into a tribal percussive drive. Wisps of warped synth and trace pulsed tones encircle the central beat, recoiling into dreamy ambience before biting with thudding bass kick and disorienting melodic keys. Cunning and slick, the subtle but purposeful attack of this track befits it’s title.On the flip, ‘Urban Slough’ is a deep techno gem. Driven by droning synth and reverberated percussion, decaying melodies develop slowly while meandering in and out of tune. Staying true to their consistently apocalyptic vision, this mix of slightly industrial beats and howling tune is a melancholy masterpiece.

Artist …… : Minilogue
Title ……. : Snake Charmer EP
Genre ……. : Techno
Label ……. : Wagon Repair
Catnr ……. : WAG043
Source …… : WEB
Quality ….. : avg / 44.1KHz / Full Stereo
Duration …. : 00:16:52
Ripdate ….. : 15-09-2008
Store ……. : http://www.beatport.com

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