After the critical success of his ‘Hollowed’ album, which many are calling an album of the year, Ital Tek releases a suite of five tracks which showcase a calm, lush side to his work.
‘Beyond Sight’, one of the highlights of Hollowed, undulates and repeats, its riffs gathering gentle force as it approaches resolution. ‘Sanctum’ is dub from the catacombs; slow, dark and dusty with a sense of something ancient and foreboding. With ’Utter’ traces of light start to appear taking us away from ‘Sanctum’s’ darkness, and as small notes start to form a melody over the palpitating backdrop, the sense of intensifying excitement develops throughout the track. ‘Trace’ is parched and elegant, its notes stretching out and extending into drones over a repeating rhythm, left flickering like a mirage. The EP ends with the swelling synths of ‘Until The End Of Time’ with its slowly rising melodies, snaking out over slow bass tones, suggesting a sunrise.
01 Beyond Sight
05 Until The End Of Time