Gabriel Szatan

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Track Reviews: 04/11 – 10/11

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“The vocals are straight out of the Ce Ce Peniston textbook. The smokey, soulful adlibs that wash along of the surface of the filtersweep beneath give way to something much grander, serious diva material assuredly peacocking over the welting thump. As the gently shifting chords rise once more from the swamp, the titular refrain sounds less like a distant nag and more a dominant command, backed by a militant stomp and earthy bass as it struts off into the distance.”

Doc Daneeka – “Walk On In [ft. Ratcatcher], published 08/11/13 on Pitchfork

“The hushed, intertwined vocals are propped up by an undulating guitar lead and a barely-there choral backdrop that brings to mind the intimacy of early Youth Lagoon…Sharp notes ring out, falling like suspended water droplets that form a babbling brook, all that remains as the final coda crumbles.”

Garden City Movement – “Move On”, published 04/11/13 on Pitchfork

“In little over 18 months, California-born, the Hague-dwelling Xosar has established herself as a leading light within house and techno’s underground, rapidly churning out spacey hardware jams that leave emotive contrails hanging in their wake. Her final release of 2013 inaugurates Belgian label Ensemble with a purposefully geeky track that ramps up the spooked tension in a playful manner. “X(osar) Files” is built on two dusk-lit, era-specific components: a ponderous, fat 1980s gothic bass throb and a pair of dark synth lines provide a direct throwback to early ’90s sci-fi programming.”

Xosar – “X(osar) Files”, published 08/11/13 on Pitchfork

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