After contributing to connected beats edition1 in 2019 with his track ‘Zinder’ Barcelona based DJ /Producer Cipy returns to the connected dance label with his distinctive EP ‘Bird In Hand’, providing a highly interesting blend of dusty sequences, angular percussion, and drone accentuated undertones. His sometimes off-kilter use of percussion, building crescendos and use of space within his tracks originates a unique atmosphere throughout the four track Ep.
His progressive and methodical approach, fusing digital with analogue soundscapes draws an electricity and aliveness that is super charged, producing highly compelling journey music for the dance floor.
Tracks such as ‘Coupon’ owns a jaunty , tribal flow that is methodical, deep, and uplifting from the outset, intervals of warm fuzzy sounding synth drop in and out of hard percussive beats, as Cipy blends exciting textural soundscapes in a surprisingly structural way.
A tapestry of rhythms and deep water lunges are unified by a searching piano/xylophone melody in the groove laden track ‘Amman’. As percussion stabs advance a tiny sequencer emerges and grows in illumination as the envelope opens in the breakdown of the track. The groove returns and the music shrinks in anticipation as a young woman half talks and sings about the changing life she sees, as the music carries her away.
The final track on the Ep, Utopia Ft. knowkontrol is a surprising track in regard to the build up’s and breakdowns, bringing a sense of anticipation and urgency. There is a minimalistic approach to this special track that is clear, yet contrastingly, is jagged and detailed. When the breakdown appears the heart of the track is revealed by a reaching vocal from multi-genre artist, KnowKontrol that reverberates the emotion of the music.
The track is defined by the emotive waves of the instruments that march forward like the survivors of a storm. This well-defined EP is full of heart and soul and reaches out motivationally through life and loss, emancipation, and celebration.
Set for release on the illustrious, Connected label, Jan 29th, 2021.
Pre-order Cipy – Bird In Hand EP (connected 072) over on Beatport