Marino Canal – Strain EP (Mood Records)

Since the release of his stunning ‘Percolate EP‘ on Mood Records in late 2014 Marino Canal has been touring extensively with label boss Nicole Moudaber, dropping a big remix of Moudaber’s ‘Her Dub Material’ somewhere along the line.

His second EP for Mood Records is another winner. ‘Strain’ starts off with the subdued yet beautifully detailed title track, a dubby and hypnotic house affair with subtle, organic chords and serene, atmospheric undertones. ‘Mercurial’ opens with old school tribal percussion that gets drowned gradually in warm pads and lingering little melody lines.

‘New Order’ rounds off this great EP with its pulsating bass, spacey patterns and sensual vocal samples, once again displaying the attention to detail that shines through in all of his work so far. Great stuff once again.

‘Strain’ is out now on Mood Records.


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