Not for no good reason is ‘Kurai’ entitled ‘Kurai’… The simplest translation of the Japanese word is ‘dark’ and that’s precisely how Extravagance SL’s ‘Cthulhu’ follow-up rolls out.
Boomy, doomy and enthralling, it’s unmistakably comprised, of the darkest sonic matter the studio boxes can generate. Expect atmospheric progressive propulsion, full-frequency ranged production techniques, subterranean FX, deeply reverberating bass… and perhaps just a touch of the unexpected.
The door to trance’s ‘Kurai’-ian netherworld opens today. Step through.
Those new rulers of the darker trance arts (not to mention opaquely mysterious titles) return… But a few short months after DJ Mag hailed their VANDIT bow-in as “stylishly complex, yet fluid and never convoluted” (scoring it an impressive 8/10), Marcus Schleickmann & Phillpp Leske redeploy for the label with a second crack of their enigmatic production whip.
With it the Dortmund duo drop something that’s a touch moodier and just that little bit more brood-som. With a notably murkier aura than ‘Cthulhu’, this is a track that’ll hook you in from the first bar and plunge you into a thrilling, submerging 7-minute ride to the ocean deep sub-world of trance-progressive.