Efdemin co-produces a psychedelic EP that dazzles with subtle repetition.
Panama / Suez refers to two cities on either side of the Atlantic Ocean, both famous for their own artificial canals. The music resembles this delicate burrowing and cross-continental connection. "Panama" runs on 15 minutes of vacillating rhythms that swell and contract. An unrelenting techno rhythm moves so consistently that the discrete changes, which grow over time, are almost imperceptible. A soft tap patiently increases its frequency alongside a muted guitar rhythm that intensifies at an equally measured rate. In "Suez," an electronic oscillation coils infinitely, up and down, like a Shepard tone as the rhythms become layered. What started as one thing ends as something else entirely. It's mesmerising.