Portugal’s SwitchSt(d)ance – who was kind enough to mix an excellent podcast of all Beachcoma tracks for us last year – recently released a wonderfully chaotic EP entitled Daydreaming on the aformentioned Canada/Germany/Spain-based label whose releases are no stranger to this website.
Following up his debut release for Beachcoma which was released back in 2014 (The Graveyard Shift EP), the three tracks on Daydreaming see Mr. St(d)ance blending the fat leads and arpeggios characteristic of so many Beachcoma releases with more peculiar approaches.
The first track on the EP, “Sujeito Insuportavel”, is the most out-there and memorable track on the release. SwitchSt(d)ance mixes broken rhythms with odd, filtered vocals and heavy analog buzzing to create a totally weird mood that – though friendly enough for the dancefloor – is very pleasantly disorienting.
“Daydreaming” and “Riding My Flute” see SwitchSt(d)ance taking more “conventional” approaches to melodic techno (conventional only when compared with “Sujeito Insuportavel”), and build upon heavy, driving sequences and pads which are similarly retro in their palettes to much of the early music from Montreal producer CFCF.
Daydreaming is another rich and heady release from the ever-consistent Beachcoma.
Artist: SwitchSt(d)ance | Album: Daydreaming | Released: April 2015
Label: Beachcoma | Genre: Electronica, Experimental