Atlantis / Saints marks the return of Atomnation boss Applescal. The two-track EP harkens back to a sound early Applescal fans might be familiar with. This time, however, the sound has evolved beyond its electronica beginnings and it's club centered sound that came hereafter.
Atlantis takes you on a heartfelt ride through broken beats and eerie soundscapes, forever building around gentle, resonating synths full of character. It's in stark contrast with the track's prominent percussion and reverbs. The cowbells and claps go against the grain, waking up the listener from this emotive dream. The juxtaposition of these elements make for an enticing track that has the listener's ear from start to finish.
With 'Saints' you are guided along a different path. A steady 4/4 is accompanied by wooden percussive hits, wobbly stabs, dreamy evolving pads and a prying vocal. The track gradually builds as the introduction of shakers and sitar-like plucks fill pockets of space, eventually dropping into a pool of poly-rhythmic percussion, driving hats and heaps of attitude from the bass and claps.