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ARTIST
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Poem For The Lost Souls: Kuniyuki & Session Victim Versions
FORMAT
2x12"

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SMALL 063EP SMALL 063EP
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RELEASE DATE
7/19/2024

Following well-regarded outings on Phonica Records and Wolf Music, and a superb Many Shades Of House compilation released this year, Lausanne-based Lea Lisa joins Smallville Records with Poem For The Lost Souls, accompanied by remixes from Kuniyuki and Session Victim as a special double-12" package with gatefold cover. For these tracks, Lea Lisa has worked with several musicians in the studio to transform the warmth and organic feel of real instruments into her musical universe. The original mix of "Poem For The Lost Souls" leads, a jazzy house journey that ebbs and flows through fluttering flute melodies, ethereal chords, wandering piano and funk-infused bass grooves running atop organic percussion and disco tinged drums. On the B Side, the "Broken Mix" follows, as the name would suggest, rhythmically shifting focus towards off-kilter drum breaks alongside the other melodies and again -- all the ingredients that make a classic house track. Opening the C-side on record two, acclaimed Japanese artist and Mule Musiq regular Kuniyuki steps up to rework "Poem For The Lost Souls," in typical fashion the Sapporo born producer extracts the core grooves from the original and shapes it into something uniquely his own, laden with warmth, soul and dynamics. The duo Session Victim then round out the release on Side D with their interpretation, fusing together the original synth melodies with their own amalgamation of intricately intertwined keys and atmospherics, underpinned by a shuffled rhythm section and bouncy low-end drive. It's coming with a gatefold cover-artwork by Stefan Marx for a cherry-blossom glimpse of Yoyogi Park in Tokyo.