Madloch's Sound Avenue imprint returns with a fresh collaborative project from Bigasti and Balad. Based in Belgium and making his label debut is Bigasti. The Brussels resident lays claim to an impressive discography, highlighted by releases on Dream Culture, Lost Diaries and Steyoyoke. Calling Sydney home and also making his label debut is Balad. The Australian artist has showcased his music on AMITABHA, Lost Diaries, Parquet and RYNTH, where his dreamy take on deep house has flourished. Now presenting their debut collaborations, Bigasti and Balad make their Sound Avenue debut with 'The Days'.
Both Bigasti and Balad are much loved for their exploration of all things deep and emotive. The meeting of two such creative minds is always an exciting prospect and they deliver two stunning pieces of music beginning with the title selection 'The Days'. Coming in at a smooth, laid back tempo, it's a deep, soulful and incredibly charming six minute journey. Elegant motifs and wispy atmospheres adorn was is a sultry, irresistible groove; while exotic percussion and fluttery melodic concepts provide the perfect prelude to a final act of tranquil tones and heartfelt sonics.
Operating on a similar emotional plane is the companion piece 'Parting Oceans'. From ambient beginnings comes elegant atmospheres and redolent shades, slowly descending over dulcet beats and organic drums. As the narrative evolves so too does its emotive appeal, with vocal gates trailing over the framework, before a sentimental break smoothly segues into a buoyant yet dreamy final act. It caps off a hugely successful project from two of the deep house scene's freshest artists and further solidifies Sound Avenue's place in the burgeoning genre.