Rantoul / Intersperse ‎– On The Edge / Haunting Winds

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Good Looking Records ‎– GLR037
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A Rantoul On The Edge
Written-By, Producer – I. Rantoul*
AA Intersperse Haunting Winds
Written-By, Producer – A. Koukouselis*, B. Makris*

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August 4, 2008

Rantoul - On the Edge / Intersperse - Haunting Winds.

I will admit. When I first got this record, I was naturally more hooked on the Rantoul track since it is more dance friendly, introducing some crazy metallic crashing with atmospheric synths floating ominously. When the hook drops after the opening elements, the track goes on to dancing vibes full on with the bassline. The track however becomes very straightforward and doesn't offer much after the hook, which is a little disappointing for Rantoul. Solid none of the less.

The flip side is Haunting Winds, and my first impression was that it was the weaker link of the record. After listening to it more and more however, it is a MONSTER of a track and one of my favorites. The atmospheric is indeed haunting, almost setting a dark mood over the track with single piano keys mixed in the opening. The breaks are very heavy and so is the bassline making you feel as if there's just too much going on in the track. However, at 1/4 to midpoint of the track, there's another deeper layer of synths added followed by a soothing flute-like melody rinsing through the track releasing you from the darker mood, and then bringing you back to it. It's this back and forth that makes this track absolutely brilliant, almost cinmeatic. Big ups to Intersperse for going bold on this track, considering most of their releases are quite chilled, it is good to see this side.