298 // Parallel – Seven Close Suns (Moon Version)

Parallel makes his debut on the cool British label Midnight People with an interesting anime-inspired EP.

Focusing on an exquisite combination of Disco-influenced Deep House gems and Italo-infused Indie Dance cuts, the London-based label Midnight People has been delivering top-notch material since its birth in 2020. With a mix of acclaimed and established artists plus rising and promising stars, the output of the British imprint is definitely something. And for its forthcoming instalment, Midnight opens its doors to Parallel, a skilled British producer who brought a proper pack of delicious originals to showcase his sonority. On the remix duties, bold and creative Birds injects some Post-Punk, New Wave attitude to deliver a powerful interpretation of “Seven Close Suns”, the title track.

“Thermal readings are very high due to the action of seven close suns. What a strange planet”.

If you are a vintage anime aficionado as Parallel himself is, you have probably heard about “Ulysses 31”, a 1981 French-Japanese series that adapts the Greek mythology of Odysseus (known as “Ulysses” in Latin) to the 31st century. The EP dives into space and technology themes, incorporating sounds and dialogues from the series, arranged over driving Italo basslines and bouncing hi-hats.

We decided to review the most cosmic piece of the release: The so-called Moon Version of “Seven Close Suns”. Its trippy and atmospheric aura transports us to the universe of “Ulysses 31” and to the rich and ingenious realm of Parallel, who decided to deliver not one, but two interpretations of his own work – something definitely not so usual to see. Kudos!

You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.

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