Heîk is the solo project of the Mexican, Hugo Ibarra, who is no stranger to the Oddity label. With previous releases under other aliases such as Natural Flow and Øostil, Fur Coat now has the pleasure of inviting him to release his debut EP on the label under his new moniker.
“Resilience’, the opening track, is a beat-less intro, full of haunting melodies, pulsating synths, and textures that play with each other building up a beautifully dark story. A perfect beginning to be introduced into the world of Heîk. ‘Apeiron’ takes us to the dance-floor mood. A great groove, percussion, and synths start building tension throughout the track, leading us to the main melody, which is a super catchy synth pattern, accompanied by textures, pads, and glitchy sounds.
On the remix duties, Gardens of God, who has also released on the label on Odd Echoes’ V.A., reworks the track into a more energetic version, keeping the essence of the original, but adding a super catchy and fat synth, which takes us into another dimension.
To close the EP, Heîk presents another cut for the dancefloor, ‘Arcane’, in which an ascending synth with an arpeggio style predominates through the whole track. Melodies, pads, and bass stab play all along as the track keeps developing. ‘Halcyon’ is the most emotional track of the EP, a perfect closure full of chords, textures, and melancholic vibes, with subtle synths, that take you into the perfect trip.
You can now listen to the full premiere of ‘Aphelion’ exclusively on When We Dip. Enjoy!
Release Date: October 15th, 2021. Buy Here