Bialllayl by Taavi Tuisk
Following a first contribution to the label’s 2020-issued “A Tribe Called Kotori – Chapter 5”, Estonian producer Taavi Tuisk returns to ATCK with his debut solo effort, “Bialllayl”. Paving the way towards sense-awakening trance and tribal-friendly euphoria, the primitive drums motif’d lead-track transports us to a loopin’ and whirlin’ nightly ritual type of mental scenario. Bristling with a mix of widely sourced field-recordings and future-proof envelopes bridging the gap between exotica-infused mystique and proper muscular, EBM-laced bass work, the track steadily evolves into a powerful slice of hypnotic desert electro, adorned with suitably uplifting Arabic vocals and processed oud strings.
Gravitating a more martial, aggressive kind of headspace, “EiJoo” reels off sustained onslaughts of sharp-edged synthlines, rattling snares and near-stealth sub bass alongside the weirdly raucous voice that hammers out each chorus end like a menacing God’s voice-over. Living up to its name, the EP’s closer “Mumbai Express” fast-forwards into the pulsating heart of Indian folk-infused trance territories without ever looking back. Dishing out a feverish melange of pressurized kicks, paced-up locomotive swing and Bollywood-esque banjo flights, Tuisk paints the sky all shades of Holi colours. Unmoor yourself from the daily hassle and ride that frenzied iron horse up until the lights have gone off for good.
released June 24, 2022