Benwaa – Generate To Innovate [GIB022]
Label: Gibbon Records
Release date: 2016-01-11
Catalog number: GIB022
Head Gibbonman Benwaa returns to releasing with his latest EP – Generate To Innovate. The Title track is a techy melodic number, deep in nature and twisting in its turns. The layers of simplistic pads set the background for a melodic journey made up of beautifully crafted sonic clicks and almost bell like tones that lead us into a serious feeling breakdown which brings an almost uplifting feeling from the duskiness we started from.
Bootleg Ben ever the purveyor of psychedelic sounds, brings exactly that to the table. With a reflection of the glitch tones and clicky melody he creates a more deep groove whilst keeping things on a more simplistic and even keel sonically, adding a vocal touch that sets this version off nicely.
Next up UNFUG brings his trademark sound of organ like pads and live played guitars to the table. Drawing out the melancholy from deep within the original to the fore, this contemporary feeling is just a beautiful piece of deep house set against wonderful hand percussion whilst getting deeper and deeper as the track progresses.
Finishing off the EP is another track from Benwaa. The Confliction Of Ego starts off in an almost techno fashion only for us to be led down the path of distraction by lushous building pads into an almost ethereal piano line to die for that can only bring us to a contemplative mood.