Open Up EP (Cymawax 004)

by Camilla Luna

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Camilla Luna – Open Up EP

Digital version exclusively available through Bandcamp from June 29th 2017.

Cymawax explores the far reaches of our sonic galaxy with its next 12“ only release, an exciting seven song set from evocative Uruguayan-Norwegian vocalist Camilla Luna. Camilla is known as one half of Luna & Bazis on WahWah45s, with producer friend BHLB, and as vocalist for Trulz & Robin’s releases on Eskimo and Dance Disorder’s ”Metallic Italic“ (Bpitch Control). Her years of improvising vocals with musicians and DJs at renowned Oslo clubs like Blaa, Jeager, and The Villa have given Camilla a knack for accompanying electronic rhythms with haunting, tuneful melodies.

For the Open Up EP, Camilla joins producer BHLB for soulful and raw vocals recorded in one take over futuristic, bass-heavy, and delightfully offbeat tracks. The styles and tempos vary wildly, but the sound throughout is unified in a deceptively organic ‘Ex Machina‘ woman-meets-machine vibe. In the title cut, the almost tribal percussion summons exotic, benevolent spirits when combined with Camilla’s temptatious crooning. The twisted R&B of ”Wut R U Gwonna DO“ could almost be a secret collaboration with the likes of Flying Lotus. And ”F.O.C.” transmits a slightly intimidating techno stomp that would make all heads on the dance floor turn towards the DJ and immediately take notice. These are just a few of the otherworldly audio nuggets found within the Open Up EP … there are more treasures to unveil. Excavate soulfully.

Selected reactions:

Marcel Dettmann (MDR / Ostgut Ton / Berghain)
Rating: 5/5

Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister / G-Stone / Peace Orchestra)
Rating: 5/5 Love the Open Up Dub Mix ! Wicked production.

Fabrice Lig (Motech / Fine Art / R&S / Versatile)
Rating: 5/5 Really like “Open up” and “Wut R U Gwonna do” ! Really nice sonic ufos, really powerful. And of course, the voice of Camilla Luna is superb ! The whole package is super good and unique.

Rune Lindbæk (Drum Island Records)
Rating: 5/5 Top stuff from Oslo´s finest!

Nick Warren (Hope Recordings / Way Out West / Renaissance)
Rating: 5/5 Amazing work. Love all the tracks.

Andrew Duke (Cognition Audioworks / Andrew Duke In The Mix)
Rating: 5/5 Cymawax always has the goods!

Pablo Bolivar (AvantRoots / Seven Villas)
Rating: 5/5 Awesome mini-album, excellent production and feeling, direct to my headphones!

Severino (HorseMeatDisco / Dalston Superstore / Classic)
Rating: 5/5 OMG … yeah, sexy!

L.A. Williams (The Last Souls Of Techno / Chisel)
Rating: 5/5 I’m just smiling and working the mixes … lovely job.

Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit Recordings)
Rating: 4/5 Really nice & original couple of tracks in here. A slightly futuristic sound that easily hypnotises you.

Damaged Man (Jambalay Records / Triskel Tech / MothLab Recordings / Timeless Excursion)
Rating: 4/5 Massive Release!!!!!!!!! Eclectic Nice Atmosphere…Style!

Hard Ton (Gigolo / Permanent Vacation / Dissident)
Rating: 4/5 Great sound, 2 B Free is dope!

Mugwump (Kompakt / Throne of Blood / R&S / Gigolo)
Rating: 4/5 Open up is my pick. Great.

Vinyl released 14th of September 2015

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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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