La Guardia De La Luz is the brainchild of Mexican producer Santiago Rionda which he tells us was “created as a vehicle to explore metaphysical topics in a simple, primitive and emotional house sound”. This is his first EP and what a debut!
Resonate starts off raw, deep and moody with stringy synths and a trippy spoken word vocal. The swing takes on on a garage edge with a nod to Moodyman before breaking to a piano halfway to give it an NYC flavour.
La Luz Visible is a deep and trippy cut that builds steadily with a drone and minimal drums before the bass comes in at 2.30 and it shifts up a gear. As the track develops the droning synth grows with keys and analogue lead lines and the result is psychedelic house music at its best.
House Metafísico drops the BPMs and keeps the psychedelia but this time takes things in a more balearic direction. A constant synth line keeps building and filtering with percussion coming in and out plus tinkling keys. This isn’t instant dance music but house that weaves its hypnotic spell and rewards over the long listen.
Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) – Distinctive sound throughout the EP. Will definitely take a second listen to La Luz Visible.
Nathan Detroit – Resonate is the one for me.
Nelson Ramalho – Strong release.
Somerville & Wilson – La Luz Visible is the track for us .Full support from Somerville & Wilson.
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Pretty cool.
Black Mighty Wax – Got a good vibe from “House Metafisico”
Pammin – Thanks! Great EP as usual.. :) House Metafisico is hot!
Murray Richardson – This lovely EP has just landed and i must say I’m well into this deepness, good stuff!
80s Child – Loving the whole EP.
Dan J – Absolutely boss release! Resonate is the pick of the bunch but the whole ep is mega. Full support.
Pathaan – Nice package.
Danny Oliver – La Luz Visible is lush.
Ravi Brunswick (Oslo) – Loving all the tracks! Resonate is my immediate favourite. Strong release. Full support.
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – House Metafisico does it for me, loving the downtempo sound. Resonate will get some love too.
Leon Sweet – Intelligent gear. I’m liking that a lot. Hard to pick a fave but House Metafisico gets the top slot.
Tom Lynch – Resonate sounds wicked!