Oscar Mulero ‎– Floodland EP

Warm Up Recordings ‎– WU003
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM


A The Flood
B1 Tsunami Rules
B2 Waiting For Robert Pain

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A 45 rpm, B 33 rpm

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MPO WU 03A¹ CURVE PUSHER
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MPO WU 03B¹ CURVE PUSHER

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January 6, 2010

The A side, the title track, is a typical early Mulero track, with a repetitive eerie melody in the background, funky and dance floor friendly percussion, with building synth stabs all the way. Halfway into the track, there's a break down during which all percussion is toned down, as the synths keep patiently building things back up to a climax.
B1, more off-beat than the A side, with an emphasized tribal touch in the drum programming. While it doesn't start that promising, all of a sudden, a few minutes deep, this orchestral melody comes into the loop, the percussion is pulled back, and for a while all you hear are demented and distorted vocals, random sounds and static friction, all accompanied by a haunting melody. Then it all slowly comes to an end, as Oscar brings back the initial tribal arrangement from the beginning. Very good tune to drive the crowd insane, as the whole mid section is just crazy.
Waiting For Robert Pain has a groovy bass line, some tribal elements present in the previous track are kept in tact here as well, but what really pulls this one together in my ears is the superb horror flick like, eerie melody, with its phenomenal and effective use of violin chords, perfectly modulated and applied, proving Mulero's undeniable musical craftsmanship and a clear sense of arrangement. I love the way how it absolutely dominates this track and shifts your focus from all the other elements. Great!
Not as hard as some of his later releases on Warm Up Recordings, but a fine early release by this legendary spanish producer, but it only hints at some absolutely cracking material he would eventually get around to recording.