New Solomun EP: Review and Preview Inside…
Solomun just released his new ‘Samson’ EP this month on DIynamic Records. For those who are now being introduced to this fine gentleman, he is from Germany, and he makes electronic music. This creature of the Black Forest is no stranger to the studio or the stage. In one solid year, he received the honor of winning Best Producer at the Ibiza DJ Awards, and Mixmag Magazine’s DJ Of The Year award. His “music is moments” motto is something he embodies on a daily basis.
Solomun specializes in meditative, cerebral house grooves. Although his music takes a fairly classic approach to the genre, this artist has rewritten the formula with his own unique twist. He is like the ghost of an era haunting the corridors of the modern electronic industry. The heavy notes of trance, disco, tribal, and especially house influences are all wrapped together in a semi-conventional yet somber format. He is in tune with something higher than the basic desire to make dance music. His tendency to reference theological figures in his titling could have something to do with the otherworldly feel to his sound. As to what, we do not know. Perhaps he chose that moniker because he himself is a prophet, like the Muslim’s fabled Solomon. The ‘Samson’ EP is out now, and you can purchase it on Beatport here! Preview the two new originals below and check out the review>>>
The titular track “Samson” walks the walk, and leaves the talking for bloggers and journalists like us. It’s cheeky nature quickly subsides to dark comforting strings and takes the song into a much different mood. Solomun is master of tension. He slowly builds the suspense measure by measure; the bass gets more and more pronounced, and just when you think you’ve figured it out, he comes at you from left field. The songs cuts off to a stand-still interlude, no rhythm, just…opera? Then he snaps his fingers and the walk resumes with some new momentum. The final product is an intrinsic fusion of beauty and dark funky undertones.
“Medea” would sound perfect as the backdrop to an 80’s gang fight. This track is a more physical extension of the dark, solemn theme of the EP. This song has a pulse the whole time, propelling forward somewhere between the realms of tribal house and psytrance. In the midst of the frenzy, Solomun breaks down the composition with a pretty mind-bending segment. It’s here that his unique style starts to noticeably shine (or shadow), and another mysterious emotion is brought into the song. Then he picks it up right it where it left off. The perpetual energy of this tune alone carries on with a brutal finesse, much like the Greek character Medea herself. Any fans of the old-school club feel of the early 2000’s will get a kick out this track.
Posted on April 26, 2014, in Album Reviews, Releases and tagged beatport, dark, diynamic records, house, ibiza, medea, mixmag, psychedelic, samson, solomun, tribal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.