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Ulysses

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By abandoning the use of orchestral samples in favor of recording live with classical musicians from his native Tijuana, Fernando Corona has managed to burrow his cavernous sounding neo-Gothic compositions even further underground. Both of the tracks on the Ulysses EP span over ten minutes long, and both pick up from Martes' logical endpoint by intercutting even more immense swathes of moody classical motifs and atmospherics with deeper 4/4 rhythms and glitch elements. The stunning title track begins innocently, with a series of lonely string swells and distant choral moans, before gradually yielding to a gorgeous microhouse thump and an appropriately panoramic arrangement. Outstanding from both a programming and compositional standpoint, it is a deeply resonant work. With its plastic click rhythms, ghostly drones, and melting string swoops, B-side "Urano" is much less immediate, but also very much worth investigation.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
10:03
2
10:30
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