Pleasant surprises keep pouring out of the Lost Language HQ, and their latest outing has no intention of changing that. What they have in store is a debut from Ally Brown under his Paradox moniker, with the fantastic Can’t Change The Wind. That’s not all, because LL also lets Ovnimoon and DeCode do what they do best, each adding a unique spin on the original. If that sounds interesting, step right this way.
Cranking up the dusty time machine, Ally builds an impressive progressive number akin to early millennial era gems. Subtle in its use of acids, and generous on the melody front, Can’t Change The Wind appears almost surreal at first listen. The deeper you go down the rabbit hole, the more surreal it actually gets.
Its double breakdown means double the joy of experiencing those delightful balearic melodies, and precisely positioned chopped vocals. It doesn’t stand out because of the name, nor because of some loud screeching noise. It stands out due to its lack of flashy content, and focus on what actually gave this genre its name: the entrancing atmosphere. Incredibly well done.
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For his version, Hector Stuardo aka Ovnimoon injects the original with a hefty dose of psy right into the core. Doing away with the break entirely, Hector amps the base line and acids, creating an absolutely monstrous rework.
An immovable weight gets placed on the accelerator pedal, guaranteeing a relentless place of delivery, free of any pesky interruptions. The vocal chops get refitted to Ovnimoon‘s precise specifications, underlining yet another expertly sculpted facet of this wonderful EP. You owe it to yourself to check this out.
At the risk of sounding cliche: But wait, there’s more!
DeCode B Side Remix
This ‘more’ I’m talking about is the remix which rounds off the package, courtesy of Paul Johnson, aka DeCode. Paul’s spin is more of an exercise in moderation, adding a little of the previous two and coming up with a worthy prog-psy arrangement.
Still keeping it melodic, but a little subtler, the single breakdown gets a noticeable extension, giving it a lot more room to breathe. On its own, it wouldn’t look out of place in a time lapse video or movie soundtrack.
The fantastic Can’t Change The Wind EP from Paradox is out now under Lost Language, with remixes from Ovnimoon and DeCode. Grab it at one of the links provided below. 🙂
Country: UK / Style: Progressive, Psy Trance / Year: 2016 / Label: Lost Language
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