Texas-based electronic music producer Phillip Washington aka Cygnus was on bit of a hiatus since his phenomenal “Cosmos” long play on Fundamental Records, released near the end of 2016. This EP, titled “ne0 ge0”, is his first move towards breaking the silence and we’re extremely happy to announce it’s happening through our Barba imprint. The record consists of 4 cuts; “Zone Shifting”, “Vertexing”, “ne0-ge0” and “Astronoot” which all share common qualities of his previous work - deep, spacey, richly textured and really well crafted.
“Zone Shifting” is what electro in 2018. should sound like. Deep, emotional and futuristic but well grounded in the human condition through the vocal line which seems to haunt from the distance.
“Vertexing” is a slightly more paced, moodier affair with slow enveloping Vangelis-esque synth lines bleeding all over something which can be described as a traditional electro beat. However, in this case that’s exactly what’s needed.
Title track, “ne0-ge0” is the first one on the flip side and the busiest one. Creasing of multiple synth lines and pads is done in such an expertly elegant manner that you just can’t resist but play it loud on a big soundsystem and see what it does to the dancefloor.
Record closes with “Astronoot”, and as B2 tracks usually are - it’s the deepest of them all, reserved for those heady moments when you need something to bring the magic to the next level.
In the most respectful way, we think this record exists somewhere in the universe together with artists such as The Other People Place or ERP, and we’re proud to have it in our catalogue.