Pezzner - Evelyn EP on Subtract Music

Words by: Carl Thomson
Posted: 7/12/16 10:09

Artist: Pezzner - Title: Evelyn EP - Label: Subtract Music

First up on this new cut for LA label Subtract, Pezzner brings chunky drums and zipping lasers on the title track Evelyn, while ethereal atmospheric swells fill out the background and soothing, cosmic melodies wash over the listener. A solid, finely-produced tune, full of gentle swing and slow canter that, while it won't set the world on fire, demonstrates Pezzner's skill for making the ordinary come across as extraordinary.

Most producers of deep house could learn a thing or two from the US producer and on Evelyn Redux, he strips back some of the atmosphere and brings a moodier, more serious tone to the track, full of dystopian nuances and vocal hums.

The EP comes loaded with two remixes, with Dance Spirit stepping up with their '23rd Dimension' mix, a swelling bassline and rolling, punching drum pattern shift in tone and tempo on the drop, while the chiming percussion and melodic atmosphere and drawn out and stretched, while a large slab of sub bass adds a solid foundation to the mix.

Last, but by no means least, Doubting Thomas brings his 'Constructive Reconstruction' to end the EP in smooth and exemplary fashion. A virtually beatless drive, that barely reaches 100bpm, this meandering, slow and thoughtful track would find itself perfectly situated in a variety of environments. Bass frequencies radiate into the speaker channels, slight FX and samples merely tickle the side of this loafing, tribal-esque track. A stand out number that feels as though it could have had a release all of its own.

Pezzner - Evelyn EP on Subtract Music

Our Rating: 7/10


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