After a handful of smashing remixes and compilation features on Nang Records, Lusty Zannzibar returns to the fold with a cracking solo effort named the 'The Feeling EP.'
Title track is a spaced out exercise in immersive square-wave programming, reminiscent of the pre-internet computer gaming age when colours were 8-bit and vivid, and soundtracks were hyper-colour opuses. The complex synth work is underpinned by a driving beat with ethereal vocal wisps and crystalline pads. Nice.
The first of three remixes for 'The Feeling' comes from Ilya Santana, with his 'Celestial Version,' and celestial it is indeed! A Picturesque scene is set, the rhythm is wound back and a super laid back vibe allows the vocal line 'remember how you're feeling' to sit more purposefully in the mix, alongside the tip-toeing bass line and often euphoric chords. The second remix comes from Fear of Theydon who brings a touch of arpeggiated femininity and tasteful woodblock percussion to the table. It's a fulfilling yet sultry up-beat journey.
up next we have a brace of Max Essa mixes for the track 'Yeah.' the vocal hooks floats effortlessly over the 80's tinged instrumental with a thumping bassline and shedloads of groove. The dub version introduces some arp-synth subtleties; replacing the main vocal hook to great effect.
To finish, Fear Of Theyodon steps up to the mark again with his Downtempo Mix of 'The Feeling,' an open-roof rendition that's cranked right back to 100bpm or so. An excellent end to another lean selection for Nang.
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Written and Produced by Alex Cordiner.
Feeling Vocals by Alex Cordiner and Muneerah. Guitar by Jon Barber.
Yeah Lyrics & Vocals by Muneerah.
Published by Dharma Songs.
(P) & (C) Nang Records 2011