Brand New 3-track EP from Terra Nine - ‘Lucid Dreaming’
Terra Nine is the electronic downtempo project of New Zealand producer/composer Mike Westcot, featuring live psychedelic electric viola over hypnotic chilled rhythms and lush soundscapes. His dynamic live shows are accompanied by the fantastic imagery of VJ Intelliki to create an audio/visual extravaganza that is not to be missed.
Hot on the heels of Terra Nine’s amazing Karuna Remix EP (Altar Recs, June 2015) comes ‘Lucid Dreaming’ - a brand new collection of three magical tracks that forge new pathways into psybient, ambient breaks and chilled squelchy psytrance territory.
Track 1. Field of Wishes - has an almost lounge-like atmosphere, coupled with mind-bending backwards viola and syncopated rhythms and finishing with an intense second half charged with a yearning wistfulness that is true to the track’s name.
Track 2. Lucid Dreaming - features chilled breakbeat rhythms and warm sub basslines, superimposed by lush strings and plucked violas, in a dreamlike journey through different emotions to an amazing climax and a peaceful resolution.
Track 3. Posative Vibrations - product of a live collaboration between Terra Nine and psychedelic dub luminaries, Trancient Dreams, this track started life as a lounge room jam, before moving into the studio for rebirth and remixing into a living, breathing, organic trance-like journey.
Review of Terra Nine - Lucid Dreaming EP
- by Ian of the Liquid Lounge
Following up the recently released "Karuna" ep via Altar Records, Terra Nine has delivered another stunning collection of tracks.
As with the "Karuna" ep, there are variances in tempo and each track can be used for a differing dance floor or chill space...
The master chiller of the viola is back...
Kicking off with "Fields of Wishes", this chilled little masterpiece is a delight to the ears... It's ethereal and haunting, with it's drifting vocal, deep pads and delicate programming, sublime frequencies for sure... my only gripe is that it is not long enough.
Next, the title track "Lucid Dreaming" starts with a Kraftwerk feel to it, which isn't a bad thing at all, before evolving into a gentle opus of subtlety...The trademark viola is ever present, over the spacious pads and defined rhythm... psychill never sounded so good. This is a track which defines it's title by morphing and twisting the frequencies to entice the listener further in.
Completing this ep, is 'Posative Vibrations' the track done in collaboration with Trancient Dreams, which is a mid tempo chillgressive little thumper...! Full of squelchy psychedelic touches which will be enough to drag the trancers in. Solid beats secure the tempo and with an addictive hook accompanied by the occasional stab of viola, this track will undoubtedly get the feet tapping.
A stunning ep from Terra Nine, which yet again secures his place with the chillers and dancers across this globe of ours.
released August 12, 2015
Pete Ardron: Field of Wishes and Lucid Dreaming.
Dmitriy Redko: Posative Vibrations.
Cover manipulations by DJ Zen
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