Gardens of God returns to Ellum with sinister ‘Jurassic’ EP
Maceo Plex has taken on a sort of divinatory status in dance music, so when he gives someone his full-backing, we listen up. Recently, Maceo’s Midas touch has been championing underground act Gardens of God. Not much is known about the Lithuanian producer, other than he’s released on Ten Walls’ BOSO label and now, for the second time, Maceo Plex’s Ellum.
Gardens of God’s new EP is Jurassic, a three-track offering of haunting tech house and techno. The EP’s standout is “Fiddler,” a track you’ve likely heard before if you’re keen on Maceo Plex live sets. Highlighted by distorted fiddle strings and a looping slap bass, the track is sinister to say the least. Title-track “Jurassic” is a less in-your-face addition, with some peculiar sound design and a more moderate groove. Finally there’s “Look Son, Dragons Come,” the most mystic-leaning of the EP with its murky pads and understated drum work.