Premiere: Aural Trace – Transmutación
The Madrid-based label draft in the Random Atlas member for a solo EP.
Home had been a distant memory for the last few months; only sun, sea and sand had filled her days. Going back seemed alien but she couldn’t stay away forever, she had to face the music at some point. But arriving home, something didn’t feel right. The house felt cold, unfamiliar and empty. The furniture and ornaments didn’t feel as though they belonged to her anymore. It was as though these materialistic objects were a shadow of her former life, one she no longer connected with.
Madrid’s Play Pal Music step back into the world of solo releases following their last compilation, the fifth instalment in their Pals compilation. They now draft in one of the artists who made an appearance on that last release for a new solo EP: Chilean producer and one half of production duo Random Atlas, Aural Trace. Made up of three original cuts, ‘Die Blaue Stunde’ opens with two pacy tracks that display his signature cosmic touch, while our pick ‘Transmutación’ slows things down, hypnotising the listener with its cinematic quality. Several of Play Pal’s friends take care of the remixes, including Niv Ast, Teniente Castillo and Cabizbajo, who put their own personal spin on the originals.