Sun & Stars by Gossan and Pad Union, the debut vinyl release from Music Department record label, featuring four sumptuous and eclectic tracks.
Up first in the A1 spot is In ‘Stars We Trust’ by Gossan, an elegant progressive house number with a gorgeous aquatic build up which releases into a swell of subtly crafted drums, a warm and rumbling bass line and luxurious pads and synth refrains. The perfect opening track for a momentous debut release.
At the A2 spot is ‘Solnce Zvuk’ by Pad Union. A testament to the diversity of this EP, ‘Solnce Zvuk’ is a stylistically unique track which gives a sizable nod to 90s trip-hop and broken beat. With a groovy, syncopated break beat, a deep and potent sub bass line, not to mention an army of funky samples, ‘Solnce Zvuk’ will get any dancefloor moving!
Up first on the B side is ‘Podsnezhniq’ by Pad Union, a clever and interesting blend of break beat and 4/4 rhythms. Awash with melancholic pads, subtle synth riffs and an assortment of ethereal vocals all set to a driving bass line, ‘Podsnezhniq’ is a worthy contender on this formidable EP.
Finally, at B2 is ‘Last Trip’ by Gossan, a graceful progressive house track with a pulsing beat, gentle melodic phrases and a smooth, throbbing bass line. Add in some uplifting gaseous pads and a sprinkling of ingenuously designed vocal samples, and you’ve the perfect conclusion to a very memorable vinyl debut!