- Release Date 2017-06-16
- Label Particles
- Catalog PSI1721
Always able to make sound judgements in their production environment, Lanvary's musical acumen has never been in doubt. Joining together from "two different musical perspectives", the duo has established their blue-chip credentials with a string of impressive releases across a plethora of high-calibre imprints. Thus, over a century of production credits sit proudly against their name since the "Airtight" EP found success on Michael and Levan and Stiven Rivic's Mistique Digital in November 2010.
Since then, a rich seam of original music has found its way to the likes of Stellar Fountain, Stripped Digital and Silk Music with notable success. Furthermore, Particles has found a home for a wealth of the Lanvary production material. The "Micromegas", "Slingshot Ride" and "Penumbra" EPs, have all showcased a range of progressive house sounds, as has a strong reworking of Kastis Torrau and Donatello's "Genesis" in February 2017.
Now returning to the label, Particles is delighted to announce the release of a fourth original EP, this time in the shape of the bold, "Levithan". Opener, "Akyoomen", begins with a delicious bouncing bass groove that anchors tightly to a strong kick. Hi-hats and percussive white-noise effects wash and pan across the stereo-spectrum as a luscious, filtered pad fills the mid-range frequencies. Elegantly evolving with rippling arpeggio structures, an intelligently worked vocal arrangement provides pitched character, repeated in the third movement after a typically dynamic breakdown. The resultant work is a sure-fire dance floor destroyer for the spring and summer months.
The title track is filled with the same immaculate production approach as its partner as a huge, rasping, pitch bent bass note signals intent for the deep, rich, dance-floor groove to follow. Surrounded by percussive layers and gated synth line, the evolving, squelching bass line adds dynamism and interest. Creating a superbly executed hypnotic flow, "Leviathan" bubbles under a sea of additional production material that creates a dark and mesmerising offering that is testament to the skill and attention to detail present in the Lanvary "musical kitchen".
Lurking in the depths of the underground music ocean, Lanvary are at the peak of their powers as their "Leviathan" is brought to the surface to wreak aural havoc upon unsuspecting club-goers the world over.
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Lanvary
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren