Premiere: Darin Epsilon – Karakoram
The Berlin-based Darin Epsilon is expert at bringing a slice of exoticism to his industrialized home base. Having charted a series of hypnotic, winding releases across his career which have included pieces like “Endless Sands Of Time,” “Kerguelen” on Einmusika, and more recently, his free-flowing Balance mix, the progressive stalwart has produced another mysterious cut titled “Karakoram,” which opens up an extended player of the same name on his Perspectives Digital imprint.
Immediately, the song whisks the mind off to the sand dunes with lush synth melodies arranged in an Eastern-inspired progression. Epsilon then fortifies the intrigue with a powerful low-end harmony, and tribal-inspired percussion that evokes a feeling of trekking through tough terrain. Such prominent mental imagery is something that Epsilon has proven his excellency in, and “Karakoram” serves as a fitting opener to the rest of the mystery that makes up the EP.
Pick up a copy of ‘Karakoram/Fantome,’ set for a November 19 release, here.