Audiofly are experts in putting together deep, eclectic rollers that work as well on a windy desert as they do in the club. Meanwhile, Patrice Bäumel has been carving out his niche in the progressive and tech scenes for keen ability to balance emotive melodies and arrangements with a driving underlay.
The two acts have combined their talents for their first time under the Crosstown Rebel fold, and as one might expect, work exceptionally well together as a team. “Atacama,” the name of their joint record, sweeps the mind off to a distant and futuristic. Subtle vocal samples and titillating note progressions bounce around the speakers, creating a three dimensional effect that is pierced by ethereal synth work and lush percussion. Its breakdown is long and introspective, injecting a sense temporary release and haunting beauty by way of orchestral sampling before all of “Atacama’s” elements come back to surround the ears in its echo chamber of sound.
Both the original version of “Atacama” as well as a re-shape by Damian Lazarus will be available on September 15. Pre-order the EP here.