Recondite, a long-time friend of the label, returns for an introspective outing.
The German producer has a storied history with Afterlife, appearing on the early Realms Of Consciousness compilations and releasing the Rainmaker EP in 2018, as well as numerous performances at Afterlife events all over the world. With the Bird EP he presents two tracks with contrasting themes that complement each other, demonstrating his technical ability and emotional intelligence.
Title track ‘Bird’ explores the notion of freedom through sonic transcendence, offering hope and optimism with its gentle melodies and subtle euphoria. ‘Secluded’ takes the opposite approach, exploring the inner conflict sparked by isolation and living in confinement. Taut beats and brooding melancholy underpin this cut, with a solemn repetitive riff adding emotive urgency.