01. Discorso Della Montagna
03. Betsaida – Map.Ache Remix
04. Discoso Della Montagna – CYRK Remix
Mathame are back with their seconds release on Souvenir. After their iconographic EP „Evangea“ the brother’s brand new work „Betsaida“ continues to reflect on religious themes and mystical subjects. Following their unique approach of a sonic expedition on iconography and spiritualism, Matteo and Amadeo – Mathame – are reaching out for the darker corners of House Music.
Starting of „Discorso Della Montagna“ – The Sermon On The Mount – opens up a spherical field of hypnotic echoes reverberating through a seemingly endless space. But before we get lost in pure sound the liberating kick drum sets in and leads us back on the righteous path, which, in Mathames case, of course is the dance floor. Mathame know how to play the old game of tension and release and their dramatic use of breaks gives the track a specific structure as it serves as an independent musical element.
CYRK, a collaborative consisting of the two berlin-based producers Sierra Sam and Pascal Hetzel provide an eclectic remix which pushes „Discorso Della Montagna“ into a rougher technoish direction. The pair, who has been touring the planet as a live act and DJ duo for some time, never fails to apply the musical knowledge and expertise they have gathered over the years to the remix, leaving a Detroit Techno mark with a slight shade of love for raw electro tunes.
The second track „Betsaida“, named after the biblical town in which Jesus Christ performed the miracle of giving a blind man back his eyesight, ties the stylistic bond back to the more melody-based „Evangea“, yet a growing affection for deep filter effects and more minimalistic Tech-House is clearly audible. A playful melody twinkles from the spherical sound carpet, just to be alienated and developed further into a slightly different element seconds later. Mathame produce their tracks on a self-built modular synthesizer called AERIAL which explains their child-like enthusiasm when it comes to experimenting with sound and musical components. „Betsaida“ seems to be constantly moving and in a continuous flow. It never takes a moment to rest but washes over the swaying crowd like an ever evolving and developing wave of pearly water.
Leipzig-based producer, DJ and label co-owner of Kann Records map.ache demonstrates his sensible way of intelligently reducing the complexity of „Betsaida“. His remix is centred around just a handful of thoughtfully chosen, recurring melodic elements that effectfully present the track in a more cheerful, instantly light-hearted version. The spherical synth-lines and sparkling melody is perfectly crafted for the dance floor and gets stuck in your head when leaving the party with a deeply satisfied, after-hourly glow.