Companion EP of five tracks of Mischa Blanos’ last album, “Steppe EP” brings back to light one of the flagship tracks of “City Jungle”, gathers alternative versions, unreleased and remixes for a short journey of 25 minutes, no less essential, to the lovers of wandering pianos, and chiaroscuro atmosphere.
For centuries, and long before the advent of Western Europe, the steppes were the linchpins of huge empires that used their warlike nomadic tribes to ensure the spread of precious goods, new religions and their revolts. One feels this same underlying “tension” when listening to “Steppe”. Mischa Blanos, draws there a sound landscape where the beauty of the notes of the piano merges with a shady unknown.
Then comes a remix by Mischa`s Amorf-partner Cristi Cons, who carves out the dancing core of Innervision and surrounds it with warm, pulsating drums, a journey between Drexciyan electro and Detroit Techno. On “Silicon Road” and “Innervision”, delivered this time in their beatless versions, Mischa demonstrates that his compositions can be enjoyed just as much in their most naked shape.
“As Long as we Breath”, a totally unreleased track taken from the recording sessions of “City Jungle” projects the same mysterious and impenetrable luminosity on the conclusion of this EP.