All-day/night cultural entertainment center and Athenian place-to-be, six d.o.g.s, has launched its’brand new label, six d.o.g.s records in the end of 2014. It’s second release under the Gildaseries, which focuseson contemporary, club-oriented electronic music, is Glacial’s “Entropy EP”.
Glacial are the joint projectof renowned Greek techno/house producer GiorgosLemos -simply known as Lemos - and saxophonist/experimental artistIlanManouach. Their debutwas a self-titled LPon the Hotel Costes series, released to critical acclaim in the beginning of 2012. Ricardo Villaloboscalled it “the album of his dreams” while the media described its’abstract, minimal, dubby, jazzy electronic music as ‘hardcore lounge’, ‘elevator techno’. Today, almost three years later, they make their glorious return with a two-track EPon a12’’ vinyl (also available on digital format), taking a more dancefloor-friendly direction, but retainingtheir Maurizio-style andBalcan-Jazztastes.
On side Awe are greeted by an epic fifteen-minute-long dub techno monster. Don’t let that sweet jazzy intromisguide you, as the track builds and builds to reach monstrous heights of energy, full of sub-basses and screaming horns, ideal for both peak-time or after-hours action. Side B is deeper, moody and minimal with a great groovy loop. Jazzy elements all over set the tone and when the break comes ilan’s saxophone shines through like a blister in the sun.