Generation Bass presents: Bison & Squareffekt – Odyssey of the Mind Part 2
“Space Age Beats from Africa, created in Portugal and presented to the world.”
We were not sure how to describe their sound when they released the first ground-breaking and innovative EP of this series and so we said it was “Future Zouk”. Since then, a far more apt and accurate description has availed itself to us, “Future Tarraxo” and these guys are the innovators of this new style.
Both of these producers are of the Portuguese New Wave and they hail from Lisbon. From Lisbon they have re-imagined Love Songs for The Blade Runner Percussion Ensemble. This second EP continues the Love Story from where the first EP left off. Lush melodic lines, hypnotic futuristic riddims, space-age synth-pop sounds, cinematic atmospheres, rhythmic percussion rattles the cages and the kick drums almost reluctantly gave way to bass lines and melodies but this is some serious emotional vibe.
On this EP the Lisbon boys have left earth and entered into hyper-space.
The first cut is “Lightning on Jupiter” and it opens in full HD wide-screen CinemaScope style with carefully timed synth-stabs and then the drums kick in and we’re on our way only to pause for a moment to stand a gasp as the gorgeous string arrangement sway in. Strings, that any epic blockbuster worth its weight, would kill for.
“Saturno” comes next with dramatic and epic builds and a longing in tone. This is Space Age Tarraxo! The tears of an Android never sounded so desperate!
“On it’s Way to Orbit” is the third cut and just by reading the song titles, you can tell a theme is emerging here, to go where no Tarraxo has gone before! The lush and majestic piano sounds like the finest that Erik Satie could curate the strings mirror the greatest of Bach’s adagios all under the setting sun of the Tarraxo.
The final cut “Futura” says it all really, this is the Future. A moody, sensual piece that all the walkway models would die for.
A new, mutant strand of African Diaspora has emerged from Lisbon and these two are stretching it out as far as possible!
This is Future Tarraxo!
You can now grab this is glorious WAV format:
|Artist||BISON & SQUAREFFEKT|
|Album Title||ODYSSEY OF THE MIND PART 2|
|Release Date||MAY 2015|
|Tracklist||1.LIGHTNING ON JUPITER
3.ON IT’S WAY TO ORBIT