This Vibe EP (Cymasonic 008)

by Usmev

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The half-Norwegian, half-Spanish label Cymasonic is back with some
 Catalan deepness straight out of Barcelona in This Vibe, a brand new five track EP by
 Usmev. A conservatory-trained pianist and guitarist, Usmev is no stranger to the label having previously released and remixed on multiple singles.


The first track, “That Time”, is an exploration in rich, thickly layered chords accompanied by a chunky kick and a rhythm that scatters, close to completely breaking away … a definite party starter. “Sunday Morning Blues” features the vocal magic of fabulous Atlanta-based singer Bleu Renee. It’s playful in its claps and other percussive elements while deeply hypnotic in its melody and lyrics, which come from a darker, cautionary, and extremely personal place. “Respect the Elders” follows with a pep to its step and a bass with plenty of bounce to match. Chord stabs rise in classic style while deeper, more sustained notes sneak their way into the listener’s headspace. The EP’s title track comes in two versions: the original “This Vibe” — which starts out as a house track but evolves into a more electro-disco affair half way through — and a slowed down Vocal Edit that should make serious waves in the upcoming summer.

Nick Holder (DNH Records / Treehouse)
Rating: 4/5 Fire!

Tim Paris (Marketing Music / My Favorite Robot / It’s a Fine Line)
Rating: 4/5 Very nice release indeed, really into That Time and Respect the Elders.

Matthias Vogt (Motorcitysoul / Large Records / Polytone / Saw Recordings / Urbantorque / Lazy Days)
Rating: 4/5 Good vibes – nice ep!

Andrew Duke (Cognition Audioworks / Andrew Duke In The Mix (syndicated show))
Rating: 5/5 Very good.

Terry Francis (Wiggle / Fabric / Klunk + Zilly)
Rating: 4/5 That Time & This Vibe (Vocal Edit) for me.

Diz Washington (Iz & Diz / Vizual Recordings / Classic Music Company)
Rating: 4/5 Sexy all around ep!

Alkalino (Estimativa / Audaz Recordings)
Rating: 5/5 This is proper music. Instant love for a couple of tracks. Keep them coming!

Massimiliano Pagliara (Live At Robert Johnson / Balihu)
Rating: 4/5 This Vibe -is the one for me!

Daz-I-Kue (Future Soul Records / I-Kue Recordings / Bugz In The Attic / RBMA Radio / FSR Radio Show)
Rating: 4/5 Some nice grooves going on here!

Saulty (Downtown Party Network / Eskimo / Compost / Get Physical / Noir)
Rating: 4/5 This Vibe will played a lot.

Mark Farina (Great Lakes Recordings / Mushroom Jazz / Om Records)
Rating: 4/5 Good stuff

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released May 4, 2015

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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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