Relative Progress – Evolutionary Perspective (EPHCS003)
OPIA’s sister label Euphoric State reports back to duty with ‘Evolutionary Perspective’ from veteran producers, Relative Progress. The four tracker consists of two remastered cuts from their sought after ‘Illustrated Primer’ EP back in ‘96 and on the flip two recent productions made this year.
Quite notably some of their finest work ‘Getting There’ opens the EP with its signature bleeps, and progressive structure. An urgent and driven track of the past, that without maybe realising you will be familiar with. ‘Heart ‘N’ Soul’ releases the energy tension, a more mellow cut with rippling pads and dreamy attention to detail.
Kicking off the modern productions is the Detroit-esque ‘Be Real’, a slick and deep alternative to the A side, smooth hi-hats melt into the bouncy organ arrangement. Rounding off the EP is a hazy late night jazz vibe entitled ‘U Got Me Into This’, winding down proceedings in style, as you would imagine from the long term producers.
Another well rounded EP on Euphoric state, dedicated to melding futuristic sounds of the past and present.