Confident production can go a long way in the world of music and one wonders whether Melbourne's Andrei Eremin truly knows the power he holds. For "Two Dones", the latest from his forthcoming debut EP Pale Blue, is practically a go-to blueprint.
Be it the bookended presence of a glockenspiel-effect synth scuffling over Simon Lam's (Nearly Oratorio / I'lls / Klo) glottal vocal; be it the way the beats swell and deflate in perfect pace with ambient samples, "Two Dones" is a beguiling experiment in texture and tempo. More importantly, its core practice of build and release extracts indefinable emotion helped no less than the loops of Lam's intimate voice, which Eremin knows exactly how to direct.
It comes as no surprise then that Eremin, beside writing his own music, has mixed and mastered work by other Australian acts (Chet Faker, Oscar Key Sung, Hiatus Kaiyote, Japanese Wallpaper and Banoffee). This portfolio at just 23-years-old and a beautiful piece of work in "Two Dones" makes us think there's not much standing in the way of success for this promising new talent.
Eremin says of the track: "'Two Dones' is a polyrhythmic journey of warped, organic sounds that I made with my friend Nearly Oratorio (Simon Lam of I'lls/Klo).”
Pale Blue is released independently on 28 August 28.