Eduardo de la Calle - Nanoscopic Scales // HVN031


Just as the work of the Detroit pioneers he's always worshiped, Eduardo De La Calle's music has the rare quality of transmitting universal emotions through simplicity. The Spanish producer has a knack for distilling melancholy with analo- gue machines, and his second release for Hivern is no exception. Nanoscopic Scales features four soothing techno tracks dealing with different facets of his sonic palette. Format Times is driven by a shuffle beat and a cosmic arpeggio topped with poignant melodies that sound as mirrors bursting in outer space. Hope is an intimate composition, build around muffled drums, penetrating acid lines and oscillating synthetic chords. I Think I Love you resembles the emotional rawness of Omar-S pairing dry rhythms, submerged chords and a soulful vocal sample to rapturous results. Closing track Passage 2561 is the most luminous composition of the EP, spawning moist atmospheres with its crystalline pianos and rattling percussions. The 12” comes wrapped in a very special artwork by Barcelona-based studio Affaire.

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