Published Mar 14, 2016Solpara, a producer from New York and co-founder at Montreal's Booma Collective, takes inspiration from monotonous daily sounds on new EP Vestibule. The title track and "Rising," the artist's sole contributions to the 12-inch (the other two are remixes), are lively and colourful in comparison to Solpara's past work.
Meant to be akin to the background noises one might hear at a train station, on "Vestibule" Solpara creates a patchwork of muffled, echoing voice-over announcements married to a simple house beat and synth sounds that evoke a finger running along the edge of a crystal glass; the listener is meant to strain to hear what is being said, and not quite being able to make it out, while the repetitive humming and hi-hat aspects create a unique sense of movement and ambiance that shift into "Rising," a more urgent continuation of the kick-off track.
Two remixes of opener "Vestibule" follow Solpara's creations. The first is by Voodoo Down Records co-founder L'estasi Dell'oro, a flurried, inverted version that gives the track a sort of tunnel sound, kicking up the tempo without losing sight of its original essence. Recently added Booma Collective artist Belgium Lights gives a longer take on the track, widening it to nine minutes and sprinkling it with clamouring percussion, giving it new life in an alternate dream-state. (Booma Collective)