Absolutely golden.. magical!! Both tracks are so awesome, I really can't even find the right words.. "Autumn" takes me 'Beyond [that] Horizon'.. wherever that is... and it just feels so right!!
Favorite track: Autumn.
As he continues to explore previously unfamiliar sonic terrain with each new release, virtuosic artist Vintage & Morelli presents the groundbreaking two-track EP "Beyond The Horizon." These two visionary and poignant cuts defy the four-on-the-floor precedent of most of V&M's previous offerings.
"Beyond The Horizon" is a rare drum & bass number from the Serbian phenom. In spite of the atypical choice of genre, keen listeners will detect Vintage & Morelli's compositional presence throughout this record, perhaps due to the extraordinarily layered approach to both groove and melody (if not the profound emotional resonance of the tune from start to finish). Moreover, plenty of V&M signatures find their way into the arrangement, from affecting world music-influenced vocal accents to stirring piano and guitar motifs. The main breakdown showcases all of the above; it proves to be an awe-inspiring climax to an all-around stellar tune.
A tranquil counterpoint to the title cut on the release, the contemplative B-side "Autumn" evokes a rainy late-night countryside retreat in its opening minutes, as soothing pads and gentle bell-tinged melodies begin to envelop the listener. At the quarter turn, a hypnotic broken-beat rhythm adds a bit of groove to this downtempo lullaby, while a relaxing lead piano theme and a few faint background arpeggios enhance the placid aura of the tune. The chilled orchestration continues onward for the remainder of the song and thereby patiently allows the listener to slip into a meditative state.