“The Loin King” is an apt name for what you hear in Paradise 100’s single. There may not be any lyrics on this thing, but the titles do more than enough to tell you what’s going on within the contents of these tracks. The gnomic bass thumps, the wavering synthesizer, and piano, waves and the hollowed out drum machine supplanting it all with its even terser cymbal rings. 100% Silk is carving out a niche artfully with each and every one of its releases and The Loin King is no exception to the sensual and evocative gamut it’s procuring and releasing unto the public. They say a picture has a thousand words, but I say an instrumental song, such as this, offers much more than a thousand. With songs such as these, your imagination can run wild, make its own stories and draw its own conclusions to coincide with the song; the title doesn’t have to offer the conclusion if you don’t want it to. You can imagine this soundtracking a yacht party at sunset in 80s Miami to a night club to a late night adventure in some large city – you get my point. Anyhow, check out “The Loin King” below via the Soundcloud stream and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Scotland-born Parisian Paradise 100 aka Graham/Africa has been percolating stripped-back, bouncy-castle house constructs onto the web for a couple years but never locked them in wax till now. High time. Following his minimalist dictum that “any more than three tracks on a song is just indulgence,” his debut EP’s four cuts share a sleek, spare design, jigsawing slinky bass, classic keys, lean drum programming, and flashes of synth mirage into fluid, aerodynamic patterns. Touches of melodic acid and crossover new wave color the mood an exotic, hedonistic hue (further evinced by titles like “The Loin King” and “French Kissing In The House Of Love”). His own vision of the project is appropriately fantastical: “The image in my mind is of tropical forests at night, torchlight, distant sounds of tribal ritual dance and ghosts.” Regal music for pleasure domes. Black vinyl 45 RPM 12 inches, mastered by Eric Hanson. Edition of 430.

Price $12

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