Welcoming Erell Ranson into the watery depths, fledgling label Kalahari Oyster Cult are preparing to roll out their sophomore 12″. Freshly shucked and bearing pearls, five to be exact, the Hand In Hand EP happens to be the French producer’s first outing in close to four years, and the first on vinyl for nearly six. Dusting the cobwebs from his hardware, Ranson mesmerises with palatial synths upon his return.
On the flip, B1’s ‘Hand In Hand (Long Mix)’ bathes the eardrums with a billowing chord progression. A forlorn sense of euphoria courses through the opening movements, leaving impeccably arranged percussion saturated in its sombre tones. Sweeping through the track, melodic elements mingle with hi hats and claps in elegant synthesis and the mood grows increasingly optimistic.
The Hand In Hand EP is out May 9th on Kalahari Oyster Cult – pre-order the vinyl here.