Kaisaku has been dishing out quality goods for years now; the Canadian's latest offering is the two-track Cerulean/Remnants of Us EP, out on newly-formed label "Enhanced Chill". The A-side, "Cerulean", is a progressive 4x4 journey that effortlessly treads the ridgeline of organic electronica.

Opening with a gentle pad melody, the track has an analogue feel right from the off. Foley percussion is held together by a reverbed-out hand drum, while a repeated vocal cut sets up the harmonic base for the the bassline to build upon.

When the 4x4 drums hit they are tight and clean, purposeful in the way they cut through the reese sub. The airy synth lead that arcs overhead acts as a counterbalance to the murky weight of the bassline; it's slow repetition allows the listener to sink into the soundscape around them.

Stream the Cerulean/Remnants of Us EP here:

Kaisaku · Cerulean

posted by Rob
May 2021