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Artist: EAST ISLAND
Title: Near Depth
Format: Download Only (MP3 only)
Label: Eevonext (@)
Rated: *****
Active since the mid 90s with the moniker of East Island the brothers Peter & Tonie van der Loon created their blend of lush techno with Detroit influences taking inspiration from the isolation of the Dutch eastern farmlands. NEAR DEPTH E.P. contains tracks that they produced on late 90s which were still unreleased. "Atomile", "Element X", "Follow Your Star" and "Perfect Lover" are melodic instrumental techno tracks (only "Follow your stars" and "Perfect Lover" have some vocal samples) with ambient approach. Long synth pads duet with acid bass lines and reverbered drum machine sounds. The brothers are able to create a good mixture that sounds fresh and with a bit of mystery and each track has a different ambience which goes from the Detroit techno acid of the opening "Atomile" (also presented remixed by Estroe, who kept the original structure but tweaking a little on the sound palette) to the semi slow ambient dub of the closing "Perfect Lover". This is a Nice E.P. and if you love unconventional techno music you should check it.

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