Dance Music Therapy EP volume 2 (Cymasonic 004)

by Trulz & Robin

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Trulz & Robin’s Dance Music Therapy EP Vol. 2 is the second release in a series of EP’s including remixes for Cymasonic Recordings. These guys have been around the Oslo techno scene for 2 decades with a healthy discography to show for it. Also hailing from Norway’s capital city and sharing affiliation through the Planet Noise catalog, Ost & Kjex (Diynamic, Crosstown Rebels) take up the remix duties this time. Labeled a rework – although it could have easily been the original – their version of “The Clearing” comes in the form of an emotional vocal postcard from a parallel universe of falsetto singing Norwegian house-heroes. Melodic chimes and acid grooves swallow the listener whole, not to be seen again until the end. Trulz & Robin follow with three originals. “Midnight Cowboy” makes for a minimal trip through the rodeo of space and time, at points bringing to mind fellow Scandinavians Minilogue. With a strong Detroit pulse to it, “Daylight” features lively analogue sounding synth work wavering and winding above a gritty bass line. Experimental percussion and effects join the foray on “Beneath the Surface” while heavily resonating melodies create an active ambience for the release’s final cut.

Dance Music Therapy proves to be an apt title as each track is strongly emotive, but also physically engaging – sure to spread from Oslo into dance floor sessions the world over.

Selected feedback from 8d Promo:

Rune Lindbæk (Drum Island / Luna Flicks)
Rating 5/5 –“Hærlig!” -Meaning “wonderful” in Norwegian
Ivan Smagghe (Kill The DJ / It’s A Fine Line) Rating 5/5 –“Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch!”
Kruse & Nuernberg (Dirt Crew / Noir Music) Rating 4/5 –“The Clearing is beautiful!!”
DiskJokke (Full Pupp / Smalltown Supersound) Rating 4/5 –“Great stuff!”
Chris Todd (Crazy P / Hot Toddy / 20:20 Vision / Smoke N Mirrors)
Rating 4/5 .”The Clearing is lovely, nice ep.”
Makossa (Makossa & Megablast / Luv Lite Recordings)
Rating 4/5 -“Cool tracks.”
Chloe (Kill The DJ / Karat / Live At Robert Johnson)
Rating 4/5 -”Nice release, and very nice remix by Ost & Kjex.”
Nick Warren (Hope Recordings / Way Out West / Renaissance)
Rating 5/5 -”Stunning release, very cool indeed.”
Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister / G-Stone / Peace Orchestra)
Rating 4/5 -”Looove the Ost & Kjex Mix. Great vibe. Will play this.”

Selected feedback from Musicmonsta Promo:

Colin Dale (Abstrakt Dance) “Simply love this. The ‘Ost & Kjex Rework’ is fantastic. Full support & rotation. Wow, I love it!”
Dave Seaman (Selador) –“Cool release. Thanks.”
Fine Cut Bodies / Biscuit Reality (Chi / Mothership / Southern Fried / Enigmatik)
–“Great pack of tunes full of character!. Nice release, full support!”
Larry Tee (Carnage Music) –“Love it!”
Stacey Pullen (Blackflag) –“Cool. Thanks.”
Djuma Soundsystem (Djuma soundsystem)
-“Daylight + O&K for me. Thanx!. Nice release, full support!

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released April 16, 2014

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Cymasonic / Cymawax Barcelona, Spain

Cymasonic Recordings is a musical imprint and collaboration between long time friends Trulz & Robin (Trulz Kvam, Robin Crafoord) and Arildo (Arild Lopez). The 3 connected through music in the underground techno scene in Oslo the mid 90’s and have been collaborating on hundreds of parties and a handful of records before finally deciding to do a label together 15 years later. ... more

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