Boomkat Product Review:
Intricately accomplished and evocative synth composition from Euglossine - warmly recommended to fans of 0PN, James Ferraro, Sun Araw, Lifted
Chasing up tapes for Hausu Mountain, Beer on the Rug and many others, ‘Psaronius’ sees Euglossine effortlessly consolidate aspects of jazz-fusion, new age, and video game soundtracks with a cool and steady hand that masks the music’s exquisitely complex construction. There’s a lot going on but Euglossine makes it all very comprehendible and manageable thanks to a lucid, overarching vision.
Clearly working in space shared by the likes of retro-futurists 0PN and James Ferraro - and their shared pool of influence from ‘80s movie and manga soundtracks to FM synth soul - Euglossine personalises his music with a timelessly fresh spirit that spills out from every piece between the romantic simulacra of ‘Balloon 1995’ and the swooning melodrama ‘Nightflowers at the Beach of Oblivion’, to tight groove-based tricks recalling Haruomi Hosono on ‘Utah Teapot’ and the title track’s clipped rhythms, while ‘Megaphyton’ feels lush a DMT trip, and ‘Carneros AVA’ wraps it all up in a slick jazz-funk hyperprism recalling Lifted’s LPs for PAN.