Transcendent blend of desert, eastern and indie-dance motifs – Speaking In Tongues release their debut EP on microCastle
microCastle’s second offering of 2019 welcomes Speaking In Tongues to the label for their debut EP. Conceptualized by long time friends Miguel Angel and Philip Anthony, Speaking In Tongues was a project born out of love for cutting edge electronic music. Originally meeting almost 20 years ago, after Miguel’s move from Colombia to Philip’s hometown of Los Angeles, the two spent a great deal of time together in various capacities, many of these aligned through a joint musical appreciation. Speaking In Tongues is meant to capture and embrace that cohesive fusion and spread it across the airwaves. The duo’s creative vision has seen them land releases on TAU, Atlant Recordings and My Favorite Robot, while their recent remix of Kauf’s „Let It Slide“ was aired by Kölsch on BBC Radio One. Now presenting their first EP project of 2019, Speaking In Tongues make their microCastle debut with „Sabbath“, alongside remixes from Mathias Schober and Zombies In Miami.
The „Sabbath“ collection is a transcendent blend of desert, eastern and indie-dance motifs, further reinforcing the duo’s nomadic style. Beginning with the deep, cross cultural themes of the title track, the EP then shifts energy to the modular intensity and oriental motifs of „Mood Swing“, before eventually melting down into the pulsating, indie-esque psychedelia that is „Eraser“. An expansive collection from the Los Angeles duo, one which draws on a variety of inspirations and thus resonates on multiple levels, as they describe.
The lone interpretation of „Mood Swing“ is provided by Mathias Schober who also makes his label debut. The renowned musician, studio engineer and Berlin resident has been one of electronic music’s most creative talents in recent years. His fresh, detailed and innovative productions have found a home on Aeon, Endless, Optimo Trax, TAU and his own Lossless imprint. Now fresh off collaborations with Trikk and remixes for Bog and Kadosh & Yost Koen, Mathias makes his microCastle debut with a prophetic rendition of „Mood Swing“. Built around a redolent groove, the seven minute journey proves to be a master class in dramatic storyboarding; as rhythmic pulses, astral aesthetics and fragmented melodies unite in a colourful sonic marriage.
Rounding out the release and providing the lone interpretation of „Eraser“ is Zombies In Miami. Made up of Mexican-based artists Canibal and Jenouise, the duo lay claim to releases on several highly touted tastemakers in Correspondant, Permanent Vacation, Hippie Dance and Love On The Rocks. Versatile and dynamic, the project’s output is one that sits in a creative space between techno, rock, disco and indie-dance. Having recently released an EP on Cin Cin, Zombies In Miami now debut on microCastle with a stunning remix of „Eraser“. Tough and cosmic in equal measure, it’s timeless sensibility and rugged appeal is sure to cross over into a broad range of DJ sets, while landing on rebellious dance floors around the world.