Seattle's Innerflight Music serve up the Miconia EP, another top notch release featuring returning label confidant Evan Marc. Under his well known guise Bluetech, Marc has toured the world over, traveling throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and released material on such labels as Native State and Interchill Records. Intertwining elements from the psychedelic as well as the experimental / IDM communities, Marc's work under his Bluetech pseudonym has been described as both as 'psytelligent' dance music and 'spacehop.' Evan Marc's output under his given name is techier and more dance floor oriented, but still retaining the lush and melodic elements of his more recognized project. The Miconia EP features three original offerings from Marc as well as a superb remix from Canadian-born, Berlin-based tech-house DJ and producer Noah Pred (Thoughtless Music, Cynosure).
With this new release Marc takes a straightforward, club-centric approach laying further on the techno end of the spectrum than his previous works. 'Miconia' is a technical, layered production that sets the tone for the rest of the EP with its ominous synths, tinkering percussion, and quick breaks. Much like its predecessor, 'Spectabilis' moves forward at a quick clip. Cantankerous, streamlined clicks and clacks fill the subtle space between a buzzing synth line and eerie chord progressions that add to the minimal techno aesthetic, while 'Dormant' takes on a slower, low-slung house persona with its rugged kicks and eclectic soundscapes. Also contained is an upbeat remix of the title track from Noah Pred, complete with wobbly tribal flurries and rich drum textures reminiscent of masterly fellow Germans M.A.N.D.Y. The Miconia EP features a subtle yet sophisticated range of sounds worth adding to any discerning music collection.
"This release is the sickness."
Summer (Brendon Collins) - Tulipa Recordings
"NOAH FU**ING KILLED IT!!! This is some insane sh** man, motherfu**ers be all like, this is Detroity, yet its not and its a damned Canadian, and then Latisha is all "YO WHAT GRRRRLLL, That whack ass trick stole my Lee press on nail steez." Then we Portage."
Jay Tripwire - Poker Flat / Tonality Recordings
"The synth work in Miconia is angelic. The bouncey yet silky beats are spot on. Full support!"
Spettro - Bush / Kins Street Sounds / Nightshade Music
Tyler Stadius - Proton Radio / Dinamo FM
"Cool tunes. Will spin this weekend."
Orde Meikle - Slam / Soma
"Noah Pred remix is great"
Andrew Duke - Cognition Audioworks / Andrew Duke in the mix
" A nice hypnotic release...good stuff here"
Laurent N - House Nation Radio / NCRadio
"Nice, smooth tech-house. I like the layered melodies of "Miconia" best. The dubby vibe of "Dormant" is cool too."
Ulysses - Neurotic Drum Band / Filipsson & Ulysses
"Noah Pred breaks off a nice melody on the groove for this one"
Justin Sloe - Droog
"Good EP from Evan. Will try Dormant for sure, but both mixes of Miconia are also nice."
Jamie Kidd - BYC Music / Thoughtless Music
"Good dubby tech"
DJ Rocca - Ajello / Supersonic Lovers
"Great Ep, all tracks are wicked"
QuestionmarQ - Vision Collective / Dance On Red radio show
released July 1, 2013
Written and Produced by Evan Bartholomew
Publishing: Tribal Alchemy Media, ASCAP
Copyright: Innerflight Music
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