Title: Elysian On Moon Lake
Format: 12″ vinyl
Label: Höga nord
Cat nr: HNRLP028
||Never, There. Was
||No Lies To Her Fire
||To Reach Apogee
Höga Nord Rekords kindly welcomes Teecwa back to the label, following up his last full length-album “Beyond the Altai” with “Elysian On Moon Lake”. He is still exploring the intersections between house, electro, techno and dub and once again he manages to harness the analogue electronics in his machines to produce modern psychedelia.
“Elysian On Moon Lake” is rawer, less airy and not as sparkling as his last album. This is a tighter, and slightly darker experience than Teecwa’s previous work, maybe caused by being in quarantine for extensive time during production, letting some of the dreaminess aside for the harsher reality in a pandemic world. Still, you get a mind-altering experience in a lot of tracks since the album starts off in a lighter tone than how it later develops. Switching from the A- to the B-side works as a rite of passage going from dusk to night; the sunrays through the blinders are replaced by neon light dancing on the walls and ceiling.
Regarding the dramaturgy of “Elysian On Moon Lake”, this album has movielike qualities; a well-directed piece from the opening impact and setup through the confrontational part where intensity builds up to the climax in “Hythm Doser” to the cooling down effect of the peaceful closer “Celstial Trails”. The trip eventually ends up in a safe and happy place after the cathartic finale.
This is not a just collection of songs, this is an album made to experience in full length without interruptions.”