As summer sets into fall, we deliver an EP that functions like one of those lights-on hand-clappers you get when the DJ's been asked to kill the music at the end of a long, sweaty night—but for the season. It's a last-ditch effort to keep the sun shining and the temperature high, a final bid to keep the days starting early and ending late. We know the inevitable is around the corner, but for a moment more we can pretend it's not.
Mystical Choices, the LPH debut for Dutch producer Perdu, starts with 'Saromosa,' a swirling witch's brew of percussion and chants. From there, we go to 'Tanora,' which is equally hypnotic, but a little more pensive and wound up, like it's a pot of water just on the cusp of hitting its boiling point. The B-side is a further exploration of the terrain laid out with the first two tunes, 'Savana' taking us in a more acoustic direction, 'Textures' adding a little more synth to the spicing.