In line with its concept of presenting a new generation of artists with distinctive sound identities, the second release on Ara comes from Adiel. Following her latest Cavallina EP made in collaboration with Donato Dozzy, she returns with Musicofilia, her first record outside her own label.
Released on Kangding Ray’s new label, this EP will enthrall listeners with its intricate rhythms and captivating underlying melodies. Adiel managed to deliver tracks which will suit a variety of spatio-temporal dynamics, while still crafted for the club. The repetitive motives are the EP’s core, pushing further Adiel’s research of hypnotic patterns and raw textures.
Musicofilia conveys Adiel’s exploration of dissonances colliding with abrasive beats and soothing melodies. Adiel’s research behind this release is rooted in Oliver Sacks’ book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (2007) where the neurologist author depicts the cognitive effects of sounds, addressing the impact of repetition in music, and its power to move and heal us.
The Call starkly highlights the wistful tone of the record, when Vanishing offers a dense soundscape underlined by an irregular rhythmic structure, leading to the title track, unfolding as an overdriven club jam. Rednight, with its throbbing pulse, gracefully concludes this EP by channeling its melancholic, yet sharp spirit.
Each vinyl sleeve is individually painted (Limited edition of 500).