Sycomore Ep (incl. Kerridge rmx)

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Dotflac From the dusty downtempo of Retama to the unrestrained techno stampede in Sycomore, this EP is a mindblowing piece of music.

Ancient ziggurats dominating oriental marketplaces swept by the wind, rattlesnakes hissing at the rhythm of tribal transcending ceremonies, until the ultimate sacrifice on the altar of the sound, the Sycomore EP reads into the Tree of Life symbol in an exemplary manner.

The suffocating and granulous remix by Kerridge is just the icing on the cake.

Neat. Favorite track: Retama.


Sycomore EP is a homage to the Tree of Life from ancient eastern civilizations. A hermetic symbol, which bestows outstanding meaning to time, space, energy, matter and life itself.
Opening track “Retama” portrays the beauty and fleeting nature of existence. Like a flower emerging from a desert's surface, the Dilruba rises above dissonant noises and a deep, dub background.
Thereafter, “Anunnaki” recounts Sumerian mythology, creating a conceptual reference to the story of the gods revealing reality to human kind. The beautifully brooding track features a suspended sitar contouring through a woodland of dynamic, textured grooves.
Accompanied by an atmospheric remix by Samuel Kerridge, "Anunnaki (Kerridge Remix)" trips between haunting vocals, gritty textures and a baron, percussive scape.
The record's narrative concludes with title track “Sycomore" - a dark, ritualistic flair, which derives inspiration from ancient North-African rhythms used in sacrifice and celebration. Sycomore is an ode to Egyptian mythology and it's reverence for the godly tree - Sycamore.
words: Sinead Meaney


released September 21, 2015

All track written and produced by Marco Berardi
Remixed by Samuel Kerridge
Mastered at Artefacts Mastering

Artwork: Andrea Familari
Photo: Luca Caciagli



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