Adventures In Subconsciousness split 12″ – Downbeat

CS555119-01A-BIGJose Rico and Urtzi share this four-track EP, each with grooves fitting of the label name and mission. Memories From Another Life opens, with Urtzi letting seasick swirling keys take the foreground, flanked by chunky drum programming. On Small Island, Jose Rico adds a tropical atmosphere via a seaside-swung rhythm and some hand drums. Here too, the atmosphere is thick and humid and the drums almost fall by the wayside.

Urtzi’s’s second contribution, No Back Memory, has a Theo Parrish effect in the gently discordant melody and easy-going key shifts, still swaggering under 110 BPM. Whereas Jose Rico’s Aint is optimistic by comparison, more Patrice Scott in the hopeful strings and reverberant drum line.

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