Sare Havlicek is back on Nang following the release of his second full-length album 'Escape Machine' back in June. This time it's a lean selection of variations and edits of his track 'Diamondback', a 2-part nu-disco opus laden with real strings and serious groove. Parts 1 & 2 we're included on 'Escape Machine'; this EP sets out to expand on these ideas and unravel the mystery of parts 3, 4 & 5.
To those familiar with the album, parts 1 and 2 (now together as one single track) won't be a surprise. To those who haven't, Sare's slinky nu-disco arrangements and strings are bound to take breaths away. Part 3 is a bit more DJ friendly with picked guitar and kick drums beating out the intro before some punctuating string motifs kick in and the guitars take the reins.
Part 4 hints at soulful disco-inflected house music with its piano chops and stomping bass line. Part 5 switched up the vibe with some classic walking bass, some propulsive percussion and a down-tuned vocal that rides the central groove. the string phrases are never far away either!
The package rounds off with part 6, or 'Pure Sin' ft. Lara Love. The tempo is brought down a few beats for this vocal led number, driven by brassy synth keys and some neat production tricks.
Written and produced by Sare Havlicek.
"Pure Sin" (Diamondback part 6) lyrics written by Lara Love.
Strings arranged by Pete Whitfield.
Lara Love - vocals on "Pure Sin" (Diamondback part 6).
Dodge MS - vocals on part 5.
Aleksandra Naumovski, Katja Santl, Sare - vocals on part 1.
The Pete Whitfield Quartet - strings.
Miha Koretic - guitar.
Milos Rebula - grand piano.
Sare Havlicek - synths, keys, bass, drums and percussion.
Published by Dharma Songs
(P) &(C) 2012 Nang Records