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.
Sushitech Records presents ‘Invisibility’, the debut album from SIT aka Sideways Invisibility Theory. The DJ & producer duo is based in Bucharest and was formed in 2009 by Cristi Cons and Vlad Caia. Drawing from an early education in classical music, their influences range from ethereal jazz to experimental trip-hop.
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SIT aka Sideways Invisibility Theory are back on Romania’s new Neural label. The duo have molded their own particular brand of minimalistic house, a glorious concoction of organic beats and glitched-out melodies. “Moai” boasts one of those irresistibly addictive basslines that pounces forth with elegance, moving progressively beneath the jumble of percussion sounding something like Villalobos in one of his more animated moods. “Mazuka” treads down more experimental paths, with the hi-hats making themselves clearly audible amid the woozing synth which drains in an out of the beat.
Stripped down & trippy house and techno from Romania’s Amphia. SIT – the pairing of Vlad Caia & Cristi Cons – delivers some breathtakingly beautiful results.
Jesus Loved You presents SIT, the new project from Romanians youngsters Vlad Caia and Cristi Cons. What really SIT represents for Vlad and Cristi is their fusion of characters under one definition. It’s a platform where two music people, with totally different background and skills in electronic music and not only, will experiment and discover the form and color that suits them best in the work they do.The idea is to focus on creating something dynamic and exploring new possibilities with every track while maintaining an original identity.