PREMIERE: Helmut Dubnitzky & Jackspot – Keres (Original Mix) [Cyclic Records]
As dusty-hearted burner-gypsy-nomads here at DeeplyMoved, hypnotic, Middle-Eastern influenced playa tech tunes are among some of our favourite to get lost in, and just that precise flavour of otherworldly, desert vibes prevail in Helmut Dubnitzky and Jackspot’s mesmerizing “Keres,” by way of Romania-based imprint Cyclic Records. Off the eponymously titled EP “Keres,” the track’s namesake is a nod to Greek mythology, in which “the Keres were female death-spirits,” according to my inside sources at Wikipedia; an apt name for the mysterious aura conjured, just slightly tinged with melancholy. Subtle in its approach, various mystical elements like glittering chimes are patiently presented, floating aloft on a haze of ethereal pads. Strumming notes set in an exotic scale lead the melody, with occasional bassy oscillations, subtle pitch-bending in the strings, and other slightly trippy sounds lending surrealism to the mood. It’s such a lovely and enthralling journey, the sort you can close your eyes and just drift away into.
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