Dean Meredith, a veteran of dance music bestows the ‘Celestial Vibrations EP’, a flawless package of original material under project alias The Rhythm Odyssey that’s all acidic analog rawness and fuzzy vintage synths. Kicking off with ‘Ride On This’, a distant cowbell is soon engulfed by a marauding acid bassline. Tough and sexy, rich in rhythm and analogue drums, it’s no doubt got that air of warehouse nostalgia. Next up, Detroit-inspired ‘I Need It’ journeys into a deeper realm of hiss and noise, ‘get on and party’ vocals and the melodic synth line, soon melting into lush chords. On the flip, more raw percussion collides with a cosmically funky edge. B1 ‘Corner Of My Mind’ combines synth stabs and soaring string chords, with a hint of bassline funk creeping in alongside shimmering shakers. Further on the trippy, cosmic tip, the stripped down grooves of ‘Raw Nerve (Dub)’ are immersed in warm, spacey FX and quirky pitch bending synths.
The Rhythm Odyssey – Celestial Vibrations EP [REKIDS063]