01 - Acacia Garden 02 - Space Sheep 03 - Multiple Reality 04 – The Lost Jockey 05 – Windmill Projections
All tracks written and produced and mixed by Serhan Berberoğlu All tracks mastered by İsmail Genç Artwork by Mert Şahbaz
With "Acacia", we welcome another new member in the Sublime Porte family : Serhan Berberoğlu, aka Oblivion Garden. Before this release he put out tracks as Lucid Picnic under various labels such as Peak Records, Mindwaves Music, Audio Ashram and released his first ep, "Metathinking", in 2008 on the German-based Tropic Netlabel. He has performed in a number of locations around the world and is currently working on his own radio show. He also has a varied instrumental practice, which shows in this ep.
"Acacia Garden" opens with a simple 4/4 rhythm that will be constantly evolving over the course of the track, adding and withdrawing elements around a koto-esque sounding riff, gently finding its way through layers of pads and factory noises, with a strong sense of patterns and melodic structures.
"Space Sheep" is more restrained, putting side by side a strong groove and layers of melodic sounds, either bubbling in the background or forming arpeggios of aural smoke coming out of the speakers.
The next track, "Multiple Reality", is much darker, keeping the same drums as the precedent tracks but transposed in a menacing context, with the composer's melodic sense applied to atonal sine based notes that shimmer in tempo with the different claps and bleeps composing the rhythm, and a lush bell-sounding bassline.
"The Lost Jockey" decides to instead pair subdued dub techno chords with a stepping dubstep-like drum pattern and arpeggios reminiscent of melodic new age ambient productions of the late 80s...
"Windmill Projections" closes the ep on a quieter note, with a nautical, chord progression underlining shimmering scales of high-pitched notes and faint accents of fluffy, organ-like synths.