Andre Crom has made a name for himself in house and techno grounds in recent years, spending time in the studio and on stage while cultivating OFF Recordings. His techno side allows him to create with a lot of depth and meaning to each track he produces, something reflected in his upcoming release Mind Control, which is his second EP for Hans Bouffmyhre’s Sleaze Records.
This four-track journey opens your mind into the direction Crom is taking with his music, it is both otherworldly and focused.
The EP opens with Mind Control which is transient in nature and we see this throughout the EP. The steady beat is accompanied by loops of lyrical pockets that are quite hypnotic and translucent.
Brazilian Wehbba got invited to remix the title track which is steeped in rhythmic expeditions to get the body moving and is an ode to the original track in which you see Crom’s signature style.
Dione follows, with a deeper beat that dynamically flows in and out of the track and as the track builds, it becomes less uniform than it starts off, which keeps the listener interested. The high hat and un-steady rhythm section builds into a flourishing electronic trip. With elements of the track leaving and returning at different stages.
The last track eases us into a trance with its arpeggiated synths, enveloping us in an otherworldly feeling. Aptly, it is entitled Saturn. Apart from a few well timed breathers, this dominant close to the EP rhythmically powers through until the end of the track.
Sleaze Records is releasing this Mind Control by Andre Crom on the 16th of April.