This is a short recap of what our readers enjoyed most on Hipodrome, a top 3 of the most appreciated albums, compilations, mixes and other stuff.
Vakula – Metaphors [Leleka]
The most appreciated album by our readers is ‘Metaphors’, the album from the Ukrainian master Vakula. ‘Metaphors’ is slightly different from some of his full-length excursions, focused as it is on the gently unfurling, head-in-the-clouds world of ambient music. Of course, much of the music is still gently rhythmic but the vibe remains thoroughly horizontal throughout.
A new work produced by Zurich Dada, a duo from Porto, who play a kind of calm and melancholic Synth Pop. The release comes with two original tracks from them. On side A with ‘Peta Bytes’, which includes Antoni Maiovvi and Franck Kartell remixes, who are back on Aspecto Humano. On side B is included ‘Kites’ with a banger remix from the house by Anbau.
Mick Wills makes magic again with his cuts and transforms two tracks of the past in two superb master pieces. From glorious Italo-disco to a hypnotic Industrial, one track by side on this new release on Aspecto Humano.
The debut release of Aspecto Humano, label based in Barcelona, is being presented as a sampler composed of five tracks, which clearly shows the label’s preferences and what to be found in the future. The first track is the new version of Das Ding’s classic ‘H.S.T.A.’, a jewel that has not been pressed on vinyl to date. Follows ‘Extraterrestrial Biological Entity’, a killer track made by master of horror Antoni Maiovvi, and finish the side Hyboid with his well known synthwave ‘Telepath or Psycopath’. On the other side the debut of part of Aspecto Humano founders, Anbau, with their kraftwerkian ‘Disco Z’. Ends the reference Synth Alien, one of the most reputated spanish artists at the moment, focused to burn the dancefloor with his ‘Bailarina Automatica’.