German duo Sudhaus, consisting of veteran sensations Mike Koglin and MoodFreak, catapulted into the spotlight last year, thanks to their acclaimed debut EP, "Vesta". Specifically, the release witnessed radio support from Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, and a litany of other renowned artists, as well as a stellar review from DJ Mag. It is our tremendous honor to release their follow-up EP, "Octagon", which proves to be a timeless, two-track offering.
The title cut, "Octagon", quickly reestablishes various Sudhaus signatures: cavernous bassline notes, evocative atmospheric effects, and subtle (yet sublime) melodic plucks. Following a techno-influenced build, we are met with a progressive & trance-tinged breakdown, which features a crystalline lead melody. What if stalagmites and stalactites could sing? Sudhaus responds to that query with a genre-bending and exceedingly evocative after-hours anthem.
The soundscape of the subsequent cut, "Dusk", is equally deep, intricate, and cinematic. Gorgeous atmospheric touches soar above another deliciously smooth, rolling groove. The lush, mystical instrumentation eases the listener into a gentle reverie, from which we wish to never awaken.
released March 7, 2016
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