Artist: Neotropical (Thomas Melchior & Stekke)
Label: [Sketches / SKT007]

a1.The Chill
b1.Level Within
b2.The Chill (Nordic Mix)

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Next up on the Berlin based label is Neotropical – a studio collab between Thomas Melchior and Stekke. The signature tone of the label and ep is opened and laid in the first tack, the A side begins with a track named ‘The Chill’ extracting innocence and tranquility as the name might suggest.
‘Level Within’ is a club-oriented track fitting in a gloomy and shadowy setting. A minimalistic piece with hypnotic melodies, glassy percussions, elastic high-hat but with the certain touch of rapid alternation and rhythmic liveliness.
On the flip side we find a elegant interpretation of ‘The Chill’. Nordic Mix focuses on the melody and male voice steady repeating the word. No unnecessary frills only the high-hat used in order to increase the suspense and to heighten the tension between melody, voice and listener. By underlying this the rhythm and tempo perceived in music and speech is bundled in the events of tone and mood of the track. A beautiful and light EP that certainly carries the listener to another state of mind.

words: Julia