Latest DHB release ‘Broken Mind’ EP by Jickow – which describes himself as a ‘lover of melodies, sound, rhythm, but above all a lover of the emotions that music provides’ – is classically chimerical.
The opening track ‘Can’t Get You Off My Mind (Original Mix)’ is visionary and expansive with reverberating keys echoing in the far off distance with dense, warm pads and synths laying a framework that is cemented by the driving percussion. Within a little over 6 minutes the EP already displays vast ranges of the ’emotion that music provides’.
The following track ‘Space Of Broken Heart (Original Mix)’ begins rather ambient and ominous and then unfolds to altering synths that ring as space-age alarms. Every inch of this track is permeating with a thick resonating bass that sounds like the steady hum of some enormous terrestrial electronic instrument. Halfway through the machine is rewired with blurps of synths pinging in sporadically only to have the instrument kick back in and continue its otherworldly groove.
Jickow creates a soundscape that is futuristic and emotive and an EP that amplifies each element perfectly.