Frank & Tony - Harmonium EP
(£9.19 Incl VAT)
Released 7th October 2016
On their third release of 2016, Frank & Tony streak back onto the scene with one of their most refined efforts yet, ‘Harmonia’. Toms and effervescent drum patterning gets things started nicely on EP opener, “Seranade". Swirling pads, alongside a driving two-note bass, lay the groundwork before siren-like synths call out as an incorporeal voice beckons, “bring me all of your dreams, you dreamers.” “Hardrian” takes the tempo down, but ramps up the filth, conjuring dark, basement rave vibes with its propelling bass line and cavernous pads. Shuffling hi-hats and billowing synths flitter in and out of focus making this one of the duo’s most hypnotic and psychedelic affairs to date. The title cut takes things out from the sweat box and into open-air, sun-drenched euphoria. Airy pads and a buoyant bass carry the track effortlessly, and the simple, yet incredibly effective, drum patterning further lightens the tone giving everything the feeling of dancing in a cloud. Slowly, siren-like synths call out, entrancing the listener into eyes-closed revery. The EP closes on an even higher note as the duo take on John Beltran’s classic “Gutaris Breeze (6000km to Amsterdam)” from his 1996 album, ‘Ten Days of Blue’. The boys left the original mostly untouched, only bringing forth the track’s softer elements to the forefront and adding a monstrously driving kick next to a serpentine bass line, transforming the track into a peak-time powerhouse.
b2. John Beltran - Guitarus Breeze (Frank & Tony's Breakaway Edit)