Floaters EP by Metropolitan Soul Museum
London pair Metropolitan Soul Museum land on Cuore with another of their fully formed EPs, this time with a remix from Iron Curtis.
This London based duo is made up of Nick of Akra, and Filippo, who first linked up in 2015 and have released an array of outstanding records including the standout "Tesla EP" on Toy Tonics. The pair make melodic electronic music that encourages you to dream which has found favor with an array of established names such as Tom Trago, Chaos in the CBD, Detroit Swindle, and Roman Fluegel.
This lush new EP kicks off with "Floaters" a deep but heavy track with rich bass and a fine lead melody that takes you on an inward journey. It's subtle but impactful and filled with style. Iron Curtis is a long-time underground talent who releases on cult labels like Smallville and runs Achterbahn D'Amour with his longtime friend Jool aka Edit Piafra. His version of "Floaters" is rock solid, with chunky kicks and scattered claps getting you in a deep state of trance while the delicate vocal sounds pan around the mix next to a rousing lead.
The next brilliant original is "Birdland" which is intelligent, Detroit-inspired track of melodic, rhythmic, syncopated deep techno that really sings. Lastly, "The Unexpected Return" is a hugely atmospheric and beautifully peaceful ambient track with gorgeous synth arps to close out a cultured EP.
Metropolitan Soul Museum - Floaters EP
Release Date September 2020
Label Cuore Records
2. Floaters (Iron Curtis Remix)
4. The Unexpected Return