Atlant Recordings’ relentless quest for emerging electronic talent sees the label traverse the northern Swiss Plateau to Zürich for the rich innovative sounds of Soma Soul.
To make this release something truly special we also summoned Afterlife mainstay / rising star Colyn and Atlant label owner BOg to each add their unique perspective to Soma Soul’s two emotive originals.
Having already featured on last month’s Atlant VOYAGER V/A, Soma Soul (Francesco Parla, Ralph Wirth) now take centre stage to build upon fine releases for Jonas Rathsman’s ELEMENTS, Endangered and RADIANT. Both originals feature the beguiling vocals of the UK’s Ed Begley.
The ambient intimate and unique textures of title track ‘Complacency’ really showcase what Soma Soul are all about. Cascading piano lines, cinematic sweeps and classy restraint really emphasise each softly sung lyric, with the sum of all parts creating wonderment and beauty.
Listen to the exclusive premiere of ‘Complacency’ below.
For the remix the label called on Colyn, fresh from his ‘Concepts Of Love’ EP for RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Rose Avenue plus tracks on the mighty Afterlife UNITY and DGTL’s latest VA. Colyn gives a remixing masterclass, using Ed’s melancholic vocal as the foundation to craft layer upon layer of heart-wrenching melodies as the pure emotion of ’Complacency’ digs deep into your soul.
Soma Soul stretches out further on ‘Breaking Dawn’ to create a mesmerising piece of electronica with whirring glitchy flourishes underpinning Ed Begley’s stunning vocal performance. Here all emotions are laid bare, with each part arranged to add to the story and invigorate the senses, making you feel alive.
BOg’s remix of ‘Breaking Dawn’ closes ATL038 by taking our minds and our dreams back onto the dance-floor. Atlant’s head honcho crafts an intense club journey full of emotion and energy. Here Ed’s poignant words are underpinned by deep bass pulses, rasping hats and stirring synths to brilliant effect.
During these unique times across the world the label feels it’s important to remain positive, delivering music to capture the imagination and touch their listeners’ hearts. They do this brilliantly with this release and the welcoming of Soma Soul and their beautiful sound.