Review: Amberoom – RHIT EP


4.5 out of 5 stars

Amberoom is a project comprised of Manuel Tur, Adrian Hoffmann and Ramin Nouyan. The threesome produce Balearic music that isn’t afraid to draw outside the lines. Their first proposition, titled the RHIT EP (Ovum Recordings), is a sublime collection of mid-tempo masterpieces. What’s enthralling about it is the way the trio unravel their ideas in an unhurried manner.

The title track opens with a simmering digi-funk groove. When the cut reaches a rolling boil, it spills over into a euphoric, piano-driven romp. Likewise, “Hover” builds in the same organic fashion, tickling our ears with washes of synths, synths and more synths. Clocking in at 11 unhurried minutes, “Machine” boasts deep keyboard melodies, serene washes of guitar, clacking drums and an improvised vibe. The pièce de résistance is “Hover” (Beatleass Guitar Mix), a sprawling masterpiece where choppy guitar runs and analog synth stabs coalesce into a magical jam.

Though their musical union is in its infancy Amberoom have sketched out a template that’s wise beyond its years.

Darren Ressler

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