The evolution of Nicolas Molina – AKA Geena, a producer credited with Antinote’s first “DJ-friendly record” – can be charted over five releases on the Parisian label. Spread over the course of three years, the sonic palette has grown increasingly proggy and tripped-out with every outing, culminating in 2016’s Mental DJ’s Land, Vol. 2 (Peace Love Earth), where the healing qualities of ambient met the leftfield dance sounds of those predecessors. It paved the way for last year’s new age-tinged cameo on Grooveboxx, and the subsequent launch of Molina’s label, Worldwide Zen.
Submerged in a world of shimmering exotica, therapeutic and undulating, sophomore release Swimmers In Circle is largely horizontal: take ‘Waterwalk’s radiant textures or the eerie polyrhythms of ‘Questing Olympia’, tracks highlighting how Molina’s just at home crafting music for moments away from the dancefloor. Today’s premiere, ‘Transient Spaces’ sets off on a Balearic drift, a downtempo lilt where sustained electronics resembling the sound of a gentle surf compliment the breeze of some delicate guitar. Total clarity, chakras fully aligned.
Swimmers In Circle is out now on Worldwide Zen – buy it here.