- Release Date 2018-06-08
- Label Solar Distance
- Catalog SOLAR024
Based in Alicante, Mark Alow joins the Solar Distance family following a recent EP on Sabo's label Sol selects, plus appearances on other labels including Little Helpers, Baile Musik, Akbal Music and Innocent Music.
In 2016, leading Spanish publication Vicious Magazine listed one of Mark Alow's tracks as being amongst the best released that year, which ranked alongside the likes of Maceo Plex and Steve Lawler, since then his reputation has continued to grow.
The three original tracks on this release showcase Mark Alow's sophisticated sound that in the words of his artist biography 'moves seamlessly between the peaks of techno and house'.
'Nebula' opens the EP with rising synths lined with euphoria, which are layered over claps and squelching bass notes. Like a hypnotising snake charmer, the uplifting mood builds towards a breakdown which is filled with an enchanting vocal sample.
'Trip To The Lonely Planet' is second on the release and it takes things deeper with a laid back vibe that's made up of dubby synths and stripped back percussion to create a spacious atmosphere. Hauntingly beautiful, the wispy melody of the lead synth adds to the tracks mysteriousness.
'Quasar' finishes the release with a percussive groove that when combined with deep synth stabs, forms the foundation of the track. Brought to life with sparse flourishes of a flute sample and sensual vocal, its exotic sound is a vibrant mix of textures.