When the frontier between night and day begins to thin, as dancers' eyes fill with a strange emotional haze and lovers' lips grow numb, white flowers bloom away from the city's consuming gaze, flooding across peaceful fields and hills as so many beacons to cling to when entering the mist of dreams. First incursion of longstanding Aus Music and Hypercolour affiliate Tom Demac on Kompakt, 'White Flowers' sees the British producer joining forces with London's Real Lies for a special round of otherworldly after-party soundtracking, melding the elegant, wistful minimalism of Demac's signature productions with Real Lies' lush mix of techno, pop and spoken word.
The three cuts on 'White Flowers' ooze a fine alloy of quick-consumed ecstasy, fresh heartbreak and shivery consolation, sitting on the very cusp of euphoria and vulnerability. The lead-track essays forth into deep, string-laden minimal techno terrains as the languid voice of Kev Kharas adds another dimension to the instrumental picture, making it a classic Kompakt affair in its own right. Pushing into a breaks-heavy, more openly club-ready direction, Demac's 'Felix' further emphasises the groove with a rousing blend of 303 bass and synth-y glitter, before the ambient version of 'White Flowers' tops it all off on a plain melancholic note. An evocative tale of loss and longing, tearful and cheering in equal measure, 'White Flowers' is a track that seeks the very apex of dancefloor emotionality.