After a considerable hiatus from releasing music, Eliphino makes a triumphant return with an EP of deep, emotive and soulful music. Four tracks provide a unique journey through various styles and moods that should be familiar to anyone that has followed his output thus far. Made during a period of deep self reflection whilst taking a year break from London in Berlin, the results are at times sombre but always engaging and forward facing.
‘Isabella Road’, which featured in Jackmaster’s DJ Kicks mix earlier in the July, kicks things off with dreamy yet foreboding synth lines sitting on top of organic yet heavyweight drums.
‘Piano Day’ and ‘April’ are both rich in of kilter sonic ideas and intriguing drum programming. References to jungle and broken drum patterns juxtaposed with cinematic melodies mean these tracks lend themselves to the listener at home as well as a more adventurous DJ set.
The EP is rounded off with ‘Linklater’, a lush piece of house music with crispy drums and solemn, soulful strings.