Brynjolfur / The Save EP
Faroese DJ and producer Brynjolfur is one of the leading lights of the Danish club scene, with energetic performances and a charmingly personal musical style. Having dropped the sun-drenched Chain Glass EP for Hamburg’s hafendisko at the height of the summer, he returns to the label fold once again with the shimmering disco delights of The Save EP.
"The Save" is an instant mash-up hit, combining disco cowbells and shakers, vintage house piano chords and rhythms, with the finely-tuned wispy vocals of synth pop. It hits the ground running, and build towards a big bright house breakdown that combines skilled songwriting with Brynjolfur's clubbier roots.
"Time" takes an entirely different tack, emerging with a slow, brooding electro stomp at sultry tempo; it blossoms into instrumental track of cinematic proportions and suspense, that shifts into a cosmic-influenced beauty by the track's end.
Two sterling remixes round out the EP package, starting with a Dub Mix of "The Save" that gets it rough and ready for the dancefloor: the distinctive melody takes on a deeper unified tone, and new acid house elements get pushed to the fore; then a Kasper Bjørke remix of "Time" reworks it in the distinctive style of the deep nu-disco master, adding bright, uplifting melodies, but retaining the original track's slow, sultry tempo.