Life, The Heavens and EarthJohn Barera & Will Martin
Continuing the celestial theme of their last EP ‘History Of Space’; the EP is the result of a whole new writing technique and heller time spent jamming on Will’s Chroma Polaris synth. Comprising four tracks that simply ooze machine soul and loose-limbed groovemanship, ‘Life, The Heavens & The Earth’ is an ageless document that digs deep into the foundations while staring out into the cosmos.
The tone is set by ‘The Meaning’. Outer planetary electroid savoir faire; its crisp breaks are countered by the bulbous textured bassline throughout. It’s followed by the title track ‘Life, The Heavens & The Earth’; a spatial excursion built around a classic break and coloured with poignant arpeggiated cascades.
Deeper into the EP we glide to strike warehouse gold on the venomous acid of ‘In The Depths Of Madness’, a layered analog jam that writhes and slinks dynamically in the spirit of Pierre, before closing with a track the duo feel is their most accomplished composition to date: ‘Searching For Time’. Not just a title we can all relate to but a poignant emotional workout that touches your soul in the same way you first heard the instrumental of Information Society’s ‘Running’.
Beautiful emotive electronica from a duo who keep getting better with every release. The journey to the root continues….
* Artwork - Official shot of the planet Saturn, taken by a NASA satellite.