Tensal & P.E.A.R.L. – Power Of Lust [FEX012] | Review


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The new Tensal & P.E.A.R.L. split Ep “Power Of Lust” is just like a fresh breath of air,a gently blow of wind before the storm in the summer heatwave,and i think currently we all can relate to this.The six tracker EP is the 12th installment in the Falling Ethics series.
The release starts with Tensal’s track “Against The Cycle”.Its an elegant and low-key Techno piece,with stringent beat and percussion play.The whole track is carefully built up,you can easily lost in it, it has its own atmosphere which is cozy and sinister at the same time.
“Lost in Vienna” is a big step towards to the experimental world. Hollow offbeat drum structures far behind the distant sounds,metallic echoes, the title greatly goes along with the track,you can easily interpret the feeling of being lost.
“1088x” is even more venturous jump to the experimental sounding.Threatening sounds from ten thousand meter deepths of the ocean, static and harsh noises from outer space.
The release continues with the tracks from P.E.A.R.L,the first one is “Joy Of Rapture”. Its kinda quick jump back to massive kicks,and dystopian mechanical/industrial atmosphere. Its just like a nice walk in an abandoned industrial plant during a storm.Gives me the feeling what i felt in the early 2000’s,late 90’s while listening Techno,with a touch of the post-apocalyptic feeling of the Fallout 2 video game soundtrack.
“Fall Before You” is drags you even more deeper into this atmosphere. Asymmetric kicks and percussion are blending together with gentle melodies,reminds me to some Inigo Kennedy tracks.It’s has somehow its own little sentimental feeling,a bit grotesque beauty in his soothing abstraction
The closing track “Red Flame” is like a shaman ritual. Slow drums,slower than a heartbeat, is like your spirit are ready to leave your body.The red flame is inside you, and its light slowly fades out in the sinister darkness of the night.


A1 / 1. Tensal – Against The Cycle
A2 / 2. Tensal – Lost In Vienna
A3 / 3. Tensal – 1088x
B1 / 4. P.E.A.R.L. – Joy Of Rapture
B2 / 5. P.E.A.R.L. – Fall Before You
B3 / 6. P.E.A.R.L. – Red Flame

Release Date: June 30th, 2017