- Release Date 2018-02-05
- Label Suffused Music
- Catalog SMD202
Hailing from the ancient and historical city of Córdoba in the foothills of the Sierra Chicas, Eric Ledesma has fashioned an impressive career for himself from his home in the north-centre of the country. With his Erich LH pseudonym, the Argentinean artist has consistently impressed, inspired and influenced by familial bonds and the sounds of the 1980s and 90s. Finding a passion within the sphere of electronic music, Ledesma refined his taste to focus on the areas of underground progressive.
An accomplished DJ, beguiling club goers with a compelling blend of sounds from progressive and tech house to techno and deep vibes, Erich LH has found himself performing at a raft of underground events around his home country including, El Castillo, Green Paradise and Bahia Los Mimbres. In tandem, a production career has flourished with a clutch of releases on an array of high-profile imprints. Making his 2010 debut on Distants Records with the "Rain" EP, further original work has followed for OLD SQL, Panda and Deepsessions Recordings.
Now returning to Suffused Music after the debut 'Space Odyssey" appeared as part of the "Initializing, Vol. 12" compilation, the track now receives a full release of its own accompanied by two further original works. Retaining all the rhythmic flare of its initial release, "Space Odyssey" floats across its eight-minute voyage with its ethereal pads and timeless riff. Driven by thumping kick, hypnotic percussion and vocal sample, the Erich LH production craft and technique is in full flight.
"Cyborg" continues the heavy kick and driving percussion of its predecessor, while a running arpeggio line adds further intensity and dynamism, combined with trademark earworm riff. Pausing at a stripped back breakdown to create a wonderful crystalline sequence that hypnotises and pitches in analogue glory, a third movement joins a collage of rhythm and melodic flow in synchronous harmony.
Final track, "Stars" creates a slightly darker, edgier tone that is apposite for the wide-open infinity that sits alongside the track's subject matter. Finding a wonderful chord and bass progression at its core, a cluster of free-flowing synth lines and rhythmic stabs create a vital energy that fires post-breakdown with renewed energy as hints of musical tropes to come are presented with shimmering and delayed synth work. The result is a club stormer that is sure to fill dance floors across the globe.
With all the weightless majesty of an artist harnessing the powers within his musical compass, Erich LH has become master of the universe with his "No Gravity" EP.
Text by James Warren
Mastered by Pangea Mastering, Cid Inc. mastering