The latest release on Cymasonic Recordings is the third in the Dance Music Therapy series with Trulz & Robin, longtime contributors to the Oslo techno scene with a healthy discography to show for it. Each volume in the series has come with remixes and the newest installment sees Usmev take on this role. It all starts out with the beautiful, soul searching ambient track most properly titled "Adventure". Besides its existence as a wonderful listening experience, the piece also works as a DJ tool for the more creative selectors out there. In Usmev's homage to the original, he respectfully layers on lush sonic accoutrements and makes it a more danceable affair with the use of a steady kick, simmering highs, and an onward-marching bass line, even while slowing the pace down. Pulling away from an otherwise calm start, the boys turn the tempo up with a jiggy techno track in "Øyestikker'n". Meant for those more neurotic dance floor moments, it's still wrapped up in a waywardly deep atmosphere. The final track, "Blue Grass, Green Sky", is a mind blowing techno journey destined to take listeners out of their world in favor of the far flung cosmos, all the while occupying a place on the dance floor. It will leave anyone suspicious with doubts fully conscious of the meaning of the words: Dance Music Therapy.
Selected reactions so far:
Brendon Moeller (Cielo/Berghain)
Rating: 4/5 Ace originals! Well done lads!
Laurent Garnier (F Communications)
Rating: 4/5 Great EP - Will hammer ØYESTIKKER'N everywhere.
Saulty (Downtown Party Network/Eskimo/Compost/Get Physical/Noir)
Rating: 4/5 Like the Usmev remix of the 'Adventure'.
Colin Dale (Abstrakt Dance Records)
Rating: 4/5 Cool E.P but the one working for me most is 'Øyestikker'n'.
Rune Lindbæk (Drum Island/Luna Flicks)
Rating: 5/5 Looove it!
Dr. Motte (PRAXXIZ records)
Rating: 4/5 I love the sound of the hang on adventure. Great release.
Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit Recordings/Balance Alliance)
Rating: 5/5 Really enjoying all shades of house on this one. Even the intro track is fantastic. Well done!!
Nick Warren (Hope Recordings/Way Out West/Renaissance)
Rating: 5/5 Wonderful ep. Full support.
Daniel Bortz (Suol/Pastamusik)
Rating: 5/5 Nice ep.
Ivaylo (Bogota Records)
Rating: 5/5 Blue Grass, Green Sky is amazing! Full support!
Danny Ward (Moodymanc/Dubble D/2020:Vision)
Rating: 4/5 Lovely sounds.
Al Bradley (3am Recordings/Fabric/Paper)
Rating: 5/5 Gorgeous stuff right through this EP - the Usmev remix of Adventure is really superb, as is Blue Grass, Green Sky - this EP really does shine though, top class.
Fabrice Lig (Motech/Fine Art/R&S/Versatile)
Rating: 4/5 Always like that kind of tracks like Øyestikker'n ! Will play it for sure.
** Be sure to check out this video showing the method to Trulz & Robin's Dance Music Therapy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=az-1wccGgi4
released February 16, 2015